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Moving, conserving and interpreting the Downpatrick High Cross

Friday 4th April
Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA
Free

Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop by Jacki Sleator

Saturday 5th April
Enniskillen Castle Museums
£45 includes light refreshments, this fee includes a £20 non–refundable deposit

Short Course on Field Skills for Identifying and Recording Plants

Saturday 5th April
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Dublin,
N/A

Car Boot Sale

Saturday 5th April
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Spring into Action for a Beach Clean

Saturday 5th April
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Free

Get Buzzing

Saturday 5th April
Rowallane Garden
Adult £20

Habitat Improvement

Sunday 6th April
Lagan Valley Regional Park
Free

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IfA 2014 Conference and Training Event

Wednesday 9th April
Glasgow Marriott
See website

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Bird Surveys Techniques

Friday 11th April
Derrygonnelly
£200

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Easter Egg Trail

Monday 14th April
Springhill
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trail at The Argory

Monday 14th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

eNGO Workshop

Monday 14th April
Peatlands Park
Free

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Wind Energy … the New Goldrush?

Wednesday 16th April
Conference Hall, Admin Building, Loughry College, Cookstown BT80 9AA
Free

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Easter at the Barn

Friday 18th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trail at Mount Stewart

Friday 18th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Nest Finding Course

Saturday 19th April
Oxford Island
£15

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 19th April
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Normal Admission, Members Free

Greyabbey Bay Walk

Saturday 19th April
Strangford Lough
Adult £5, Child £2.50

Wild in the Park – Easter Bunnies

Saturday 19th April
Carnfunnock Country Park
Price: £2.75 per adult, £2.25 per child/concession

Easter Pondemonium

Saturday 19th April
Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor
Free

Easter Egg–stravaganza

Sunday 20th April
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Madness

Sunday 20th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Sunday Treasure Trails

Sunday 20th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Fair

Sunday 20th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trail At Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Sunday 20th April
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trail at Ardress House

Sunday 20th April
Ardress House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Trail at Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Sunday 20th April
Wellbrook Beetling Mill
Normal Admission, Members Free

Wild In The Park: Spring Is In The Air With Phil’s Farm

Sunday 20th April
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

Easter Egg Rolling Competition

Sunday 20th April
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

Picnic in the Park

Monday 21st April
Forthill, Enniskillen
Free

Easter Cot Cruise

Monday 21st April
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

Easter Monday Fun Day

Monday 21st April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt – Derry–Londonderry

Monday 21st April
St Columb’s Court, Derry–Londonderry
No charge, donations welcome

Up Close With A Fantastic Fox & Friends

Monday 21st April
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

Fantastic Mr. Fox Maze Hunt

Monday 21st April
Carnfunnock Country Park
£3 passport

Drumclay Crannog Exhibition

Monday 21st April
Enniskillen Castle Museums
Normal Admission Rates Apply

Easter Chick Trail

Tuesday 22nd April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Vintage Rally

Saturday 26th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Wild In The Park: Falcons And Friends

Saturday 26th April
Carnfunnock Country Park
Free

Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 27th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

A Twisted Torc

Monday 28th April
Elmwood Building, Queens University
Free

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NI Offshore Renewable Energy 3 April 2012

Foster launches Northern Ireland’s offshore renewable energy plan

Energy Minister Arlene Foster today announced the publication of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s vision for developing Northern Ireland’s offshore renewable energy resources to 2020 and beyond.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Strategic Action Plan (ORESAP) has been developed following a consultation process with key stakeholders such as other Departments, marine sectors and the wider public over the last two years.

Arlene Foster said: “The consultation process was very successful and the stakeholder engagement was extremely beneficial for all parties. As a result, we have been able to identify the range of actions needed to facilitate the successful and sustainable development of our excellent offshore renewable resource. I am keen that this engagement should continue as we implement the plan and work with project developers over the coming years.

The first Northern Ireland Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing Round is well underway with the prospect of The Crown Estate offering development rights by autumn 2012 for offshore wind and tidal projects. Such projects will not only contribute to the Executive’s target of 40% renewable electricity by 2020 but will develop further in the period 2020–2030. ”

The ORESAP contains actions to facilitate the opportunities and also address the challenges of offshore development through a range of policy, legislative and operational activity. DETI has also established an Offshore Renewable Energy Forum, involving external stakeholders representing other marine sectors such as the fishing sector and environmental interests, to advise it in the implementation of the plan.

The Leasing Round process, launched by The Crown Estate in December 2011, is offering a single 600MW offshore wind project off the coast of South Down and multiple tidal projects up to 200MW off Rathlin Island and Torr Head. It is anticipated that projects will reach development stages from 2016/17 onwards.

Rob Hastings, Director of Energy and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate said: “The significant work carried out by DETI over the last couple of years in developing this plan has provided an excellent framework within which The Crown Estate is proceeding with the leasing round in Northern Ireland waters. We will continue to work closely with DETI and other key stakeholders as the round and the implementation of the plan progress.”

Arlene Foster concluded: “Offshore renewables represent a huge opportunity for Northern Ireland; an opportunity to contribute to our challenging renewable energy targets and build new industries to serve this growing offshore market. I am keen that all sectors appreciate and realise the benefits that these activities can provide. We will aim to strike a balance between economic, social and environmental needs as we take forward the plan.”