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Mid Ulster Vintage Rally

Saturday 2nd June
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £5, Child £2, Members Free

Car Bazaar

Saturday 2nd June
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £30, Trailer £15

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Scenic Forest Walk

Monday 4th June
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Portmuck Geology Walk

Saturday 9th June
Portmuck, Co Antrim
No Charge, Donations Welcome

The World of Moths

Sunday 10th June
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Launch Event – INTERREG VA Collaborative Action for the Natura Network Project (CANN)

Tuesday 12th June
Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Free

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Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve – Himalayan Balsam Control

Sunday 17th June
Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reerve
Free

Wild in the Park: Falcons and Friends

Sunday 17th June
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2018

Monday 18th June
See website for details
See website for details

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Specialist Plant Fair

Saturday 23rd June
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Grass Roots Summer Outing

Saturday 23rd June
Downpatrick Area
TBC

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Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

Friday 29th June
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

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Stand up for Street Trees 22 September 2017

The Woodland Trust launches nationwide ‘neighbourhood watch’ scheme for street trees (via The Woodland Trust)

 

Woodland-Trust

 Photographs by Michael Cooper

New survey shows almost 80% of city folk would miss trees and green spaces if they didn’t have them

Almost three quarters (73%) of city people throughout the UK want access to green space or parkland within walking distance of their home, a new survey shows.  And almost 80% believe that trees are essential for making them feel happier and more relaxed.

The results of the UK–wide survey1 come from the Woodland Trust as it launches a new ‘neighbourhood watch’ scheme for trees.  The aim is simple: to inspire people to value and protect their natural urban wonders.

People are urged to join forces with their neighbours and apply for one of 500 Street Trees Celebration Starter Kits. The kits come packed with celebratory bunting, badges and funky wheelie–bin stickers, as well as tips for working with local authorities to prevent street tree loss.

Joseph Coles, the Woodland Trust’s Project Lead for Street Trees, said the scheme aims to rally people to look after threatened trees on their doorstep. A recent report showed councils are felling more than 50 trees a day nationwide.

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He said: “Street trees offer a huge array of benefits, from enhancing the look of our neighbourhoods to cleaning the very air we breathe.  Yet they face ever–increasing threats, such as climate change, disease, development and neglect. With the majority of the population living in urban areas, street trees are their main contact with nature.

“Through this project we will connect people with the trees closest to them, offering them the tools and resources to both celebrate and protect them. We want to raise awareness at the highest levels that street trees are valuable and worth investing in and preserving.”

The survey included an urban Belfast audience who demonstrated a strong awareness of the benefits that trees and woodland bring.

Read the full press release here…

 

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