Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

Entomology at Home for National Insect Week

Created on: Tuesday, 09 June 2020. Posted in: News


National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects
National Insect Week #NIW2020 on 22nd to 28th June 2020 will not involve physical events, to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 virus


All Ireland Pollinator Plan

Created on: Wednesday, 03 June 2020. Posted in: News

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive. The first Plan covers the period 2015-2020 and a new version will be developed to cover 2021-2025. Follow the link


Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental & Heritage Groups in Light of Covid -19

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in: News

Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental & Heritage Groups in Light of COVID-19

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.
Volunteers have been at the heart of the local community response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Whether helping out a neighbour to get some shopping, joining up with a community group to deliver food parcels or telephoning someone isolated, volunteers have been making a difference to how people...

Pollinator Week: Pollinators,Plants, People, Planet.

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in: News

Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 22-28, 2020 has been designated National Pollinator Week!

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.


World Oceans Day 8th June

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in: News

The 8th June 2020 marks World Oceans Day, a global celebration of the world’s oceans. Since 2008, World Oceans Day has grown into a worldwide event taking place across 140 countries. Each year, people come together to celebrate and learn about the one global ocean that connects us all.
Follow the link below


World Environment Day 5th June

Created on: Monday, 01 June 2020. Posted in: News

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.
Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:
To care for ourselves we must care for nature.
It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices.
It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.
This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.
Follow the links below to Learn more

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey

Created on: Monday, 01 June 2020. Posted in: News

There is growing acknowledgement of the importance of biodiversity in the wider countryside. Butterfly populations are an excellent way to monitor the health of an environment.

Follow the link to seehow you can help from May to September


Useful links for Home Schooling with an Environmental Theme

Created on: Monday, 20 April 2020. Posted in: News

Listed below are just a few of the many environmental education FREE resources available online. All can be used at home or in your garden. Why not use this time learning at home to discover your natural environment, in your garden or outdoor space!

Local Volunteers Help to Conserve Native Coastal Plants

Created on: Wednesday, 08 April 2020. Posted in: Projects News

On Friday 28th Feb, local students studying for an NVQ in Horticulture with the charity Action Mental Health New Horizons Downpatrick joined Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) and True Harvest Seeds (THS) for a morning of seed planting with a difference! For these were no ordinary seeds, these were the seeds of endangered coastal plants found in only a few special places around our coast. Plants that are at risk of disappearing from our shores if we do not act to protect them!

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership and True Harvest Seeds have developed a project to...

Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme Now Live!

Created on: Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in: News

The Small Grants Scheme is now LIVE and will close on the 18th May 2020 at 12 noon. Click Getting Started to begin!

Launched by Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, McDonald's UK and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that:

  • Improve the health and well being of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces
  • Use innovative ways to reduce littering and dog fouling where...

The National Lottery Heritage Fund launches Heritage Emergency Fund

Created on: Thursday, 02 April 2020. Posted in: News

Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help the sector

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The UK-wide fund - money raised by the National Lottery - will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for those organisations most in need. It will be open for applications within the next few days.

The fund will continue to support more than 2,500 projects that they have already committed to - an investment of...

Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme 2020

Created on: Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in: News

Small Grants Scheme Webinar: 2nd April 2020 at 11am.The Small Grants Scheme is coming back for another year! We'll be talking through ideas and the application process on 2nd April at 11am. Link will be available on our website and on Facebook, just click to join!Something a bit different: Our Response to Covid-19This year, given the current situation, we are open to any creative application that can help tackle any of the issues of social isolation and improving peoples mental and physical well-being where possible. This is certainly a different year but we are working to update our...

Make a nest box for your garden at our nest box building workshop.

Created on: Thursday, 06 February 2020. Posted in: News

Make a nest box for your garden!

Join the Strangford and Lecale team and Woody for a nest box building workshop as part of National Nest Box Week.

Attendees will get a chance to make their own nest box and bird feed to bring home and use.

National Nest Box Week takes places from 14-21 February 2020 and it’s a chance for you to encourage birds in your garden to come home to roost! The idea behind the week is to encourage us all to put up nest boxes in our local areas, not only to protect the wildlife we already have, but to enable even more birds to brood...

Free trees for schools and communities in your area!

Created on: Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in: News

Stand up for trees in your community and apply for a Woodland Trust tree pack today here 

Get involved in Red Squirrel Conservation

Created on: Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in: News

Our red squirrels are under threat from habitat loss, food competition with the non-native invasive grey squirrel which also spreads diseases that further knock back our native reds. You can help by joining people like you who are helping to save our reds by working together in local squirrel groups. These community groups are taking direct action to improve the habitat suitability for reds. NI currently has 15 Red Squirrel groups who work with the eNGOs & DAERA along with local landowners securing the future of the red squirrel. Want to get involved or find out more? Find details...

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