Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

Plastic Promise - Reduce Your Use with Live Here Love Here

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

We've known about the devastating impact of plastics for more than a decade. It is polluting our oceans, killing wildlife and damaging our health. Yet our consumption of plastic continues to increase!

We're not saying all plastics are bad, many serve an important purpose. It's our misuse of plastic that is the problem.

Let's put an end to throwaway plastics!

Make your Plastic Promise as an individual, community group or organisation and reduce your plastic footprint. Small...

DAERA funding to connect people with nature

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

DAERA funding to connect people with nature

Date published: 12 August 2019

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Upcoming Event - Ardglass Shore Clean-up Saturday 24th August 2019

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Calling all volunteers!

Join us for our annual clean-up of outer Ardglass harbour in partnership with NIFHA, NI Fishing Harbour Authority.Beginning at the outermost bays of Ardglass harbour, Phennick Point, volunteers will work their way back towards the Strangford Road collecting and bagging litter as they go. Litter collected will be transferred across the harbour by NIFHA staff in their boat.Please note that volunteers will be asked to walk out to the clean-up site across the top of the shore. In some areas the...

The Big Beach Clean 2019 20th - 22nd September

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Do good, feel good…Be part of the WORLD’S largest movement for litter free seas, making a difference to our communities and our planet.Register an event at www.liveherelovehere.orgduring Big Beach Clean Weekend as part of the International Coastal Clean up (World Clean up Day) and we'll send you a free clean up kit! In your kit you'll also receive data cards to record the types of litter that wash up on our shores. The data is shared with Ocean Conservancy which contributes to worldwide reporting on litter levels!

When observing wildlife please keep your distance!

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

Lets raise awareness! Whales and dolphins need their personal space too! DAERA is part of a partnership to highlight how you should record & report disturbances of whales & dolphins More info at https://uk.whales.org/…/watch-out-for-dolphins-when-you-ar…/ #rudetointrude Whale and Dolphin Conservation WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre Police Service of Northern Ireland

Down Cruising Club Annual Shore Clean-up

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

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Free Environmental Workshop - Delamont

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

A date for your diary! A free drop-in environmental workshop is coming to Delamont 23rd August. An excellent opportunity for all budding environmentalists!

for more information please contact Danielle Begley on: danielle.begley@nmandd.org or call 0300 013 2233 Ext 3092

Coastal Guardians Clean-up Ballyhornan Beach

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Many thanks to those who came along to the beach clean this morning in Ballyhornan. Although we didn't have a huge number of volunteers, those that did come were not lacking in enthusiasm and we managed to remove loads of litter from the beach, which included a large mass of tangled fishing net and line, a bicycle wheel and a duvet! The things you find on the beach!!

We also filled 6 sacks with smaller litter from the top of the beach. It is just as important to lift the smaller bits of plastic etc., as it is these that are breaking down, harming wildlife and getting into our...

Help us protect our special places!

Created on: Friday, 14 June 2019. Posted in: Press Releases

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership are asking for your help in protecting our special places!

Coney Island, a much loved, secluded beach on the Lecale Coast, is part of the Strangford Lough and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its’ habitats and wildlife are protected by several nature conservation designations, including as an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI). The beach, and all the material on it, is protected by law. Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership urges anyone who is visiting this, or indeed any other beach to think again before taking...

Stone Stacking At Ballyhornan Beach

Created on: Friday, 26 April 2019. Posted in: Press Releases

Geo Week 2019 in Strangford Lough and Lecale

Saturday May 11th 11 – 3pm at Ballyhornan Beach

#GeoWeek2019 

Join Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, as we celebrate Geo Week 2019 in partnership with The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), with this event focusing on our internationally important geological heritage.

Geology is the foundation of our landscape. The melting ice of the last Ice Age revealed the Strangford and Lecale landscape of today. Gentle rolling drumlin hills and islands, sand and mud...

Volunteers On Land and Sea Take Part In An “Extreme” Clean Of Ardglass Harbour

Created on: Friday, 05 October 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Restoring the beauty of the Sheepland Coast, from Ballyhornan to Ardglass, is the mission for the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) Coastal Guardian Coast Care Project. Made possible by a grant from the Live Here Love Here small grant scheme a series of beach cleaning activities have been taking place to tackle dangerous and unsightly coastal litter that mars the beauty of one of the loveliest stretches of coast in Northern Ireland. On Saturday 22nd September, volunteers on land and at sea worked together to tackle the unsightly plastic bottles, cans, buckets and other...

Ardglass Shore Clean Funded by Live Here Love Here Saturday 22nd September 2018

Created on: Thursday, 06 September 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Join us for the next phase of the "extreme" clean-up of the coastline between Ballyhornan and Ardglass, funded by Live Here Love Here. On this occasion the focus of our clean-up will be the bays of the inner harbour at Ardglass. Clean-ups will be carried out by volunteers on foot and in kayak. Beginning at the outermost bays of Ardglass harbour, Phennick Point, volunteers will work their way back towards the Strangford Road. Litter collected will be transferred across the harbour by volunteers in kayaks for collection and...

Ballyhornan Beach Litter Clean-up August 25th 2018

Created on: Wednesday, 25 July 2018. Posted in: News

SLLP Coastal Guardians Project funded by Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme

 

Following on from the great success of our "extreme" clean-up of the Killough coastal path in 2017, we are back again with assistance from Live Here Love Here small grant to tackle marine litter and clean-up more of our shores. This time we are heading to the stretch of coast between Ballyhornan and Ardglass, The Sheepland Coast. This stunningly beautiful stretch of coast is very badly littered in places. Join us on...

Strangford Lough and Lecale Big Butterfly Count

Created on: Tuesday, 24 July 2018. Posted in: News

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership are inviting you to join us and help take part in a Big #ButterflyCount at Delamont Country Park.The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 by Butterfly Conservation and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over 60,000 people took part in 2017, submitting 62,500 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.On Saturday 11th August we will be carrying...

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