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Greyabbey Bay Ramble

Saturday 4th March
Strangford Lough
Adult £4, Child £1

Daffodil Danders at Springhill

Saturday 4th March
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Daffodil Danders at The Argory

Saturday 4th March
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Free Open Weekend

Saturday 4th March
Florence Court, Castle Coole, Crom
Free

Dyan Mill, Caledon – Pond Management

Sunday 5th March
Dyan Mill, Caledon
Free

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First Opportunity To Complete CEVAS Training in Northern Ireland!

Tuesday 7th March
Greenmount Campus, CAFRE, 45 Tirgracy Road, Co.Antrim BT41 4PS
£180

Red Squirrels United Knowledge Fair 2017

Tuesday 7th March
Various, see programme for details
See website for details

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Free National Trust Open Day

Saturday 11th March
Normal Opening Hours
Free

Volunteer Open Day

Saturday 11th March
Castle Ward
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 11th March
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Grow Wild and City of Wildflowers – Training and networking event

Saturday 11th March
Malone House, Belfast
Free

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Leprechaun Hunt

Friday 17th March
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

St Patrick’s Day Walk

Friday 17th March
Castle Ward
Free

Saint Patrick’s Weekend

Friday 17th March
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival

Friday 17th March
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Book Fair

Saturday 18th March
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rhododendron Ramble and Roast

Sunday 19th March
Mount Stewart
Adult £24 Child £20 (up to 12 years) Member Adult £24 Child £20 (up to 12 years)

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Democracy Day – “Democracy on Trial”

Friday 24th March
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street, Belfast BT1 2LS
Free

Discover Spring on the Demesne

Saturday 25th March
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mums at Mount Stewart

Sunday 26th March
Mount Stewart
Adult £25 Child £12.50 (up to 12 years) Member Adult £25 Child £12.50 (up to 12 years)

Get Crafty with Mum

Sunday 26th March
Castle Ward
Normal Admission

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Sunday 26th March
The Argory, Moy
Adult £20 (includes estate admission) Child £10 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £15 Child £7.50

Tree Pruning at Gilford Castle

Sunday 26th March
Gilford Castle
Free

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NIEL Manifesto 2016–21 14 March 2016

NIEL has published its Priorities for the Environment 2016–21: “What’s important to you?”

 

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To view the full manifesto, please click the thumbnail on the left. To view the summary document, click the thumbnail on the right.

This document is calling for creativity and energy to realise the potential that exists in Northern Ireland’s environment to enrich our society.

The environment can deliver for health, through spaces and places that people want to be active in. It can deliver for the economy through tourism, cultural heritage, and a clean green image that attracts inward investment. It can deliver for education through encouraging engagement with the natural world and applied sciences. It can deliver for our future wellbeing and security.

Most of all, our environment is something for people to enjoy – our land and landscape, our unique historic environment, rich freshwater network and our enviable coastline and marine habitat – and we believe that this is the best way to ensure its preservation.

Partnership (between government, businesses, communities, NGOs, universities) is crucial to delivering these benefits. The issues cut across different sectors and areas of life and we can only make progress if we work smartly and efficiently together.

 

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Key asks are:

  • Promote access to our natural and historic environment as part of the reform of healthcare, including the use of ‘Green Prescriptions’
  • A Land Strategy for Northern Ireland which enables landowners, individuals and communities to make the best use of our land and landscapes
  • Develop a more holistic approach to economic prosperity through promotion of heritage as a mainstream economic driver, adoption of circular economy principles, and the establishment of a Natural Capital Index for Northern Ireland
  • A Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill for Northern Ireland, ensuring that planning for the future, including climate change and environmental governance, is given legislative footing
  • Implementation of the Northern Ireland Long Term Water Strategy
  • Government commitment to delivering the Environment Sector’s ‘Response for Nature’ including greater focus on improving children’s connection to the environment