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Big Beach Art

Tuesday 1st August
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 4th August
White Park Bay
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Go Batty at Ardress House

Friday 4th August
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Car Bazaar

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

Music by the Lough

Saturday 5th August
Crom
Adult £10

Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Saturday 5th August
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hen Harrier Day

Saturday 5th August
Glenariff Forest Park
Free

Lazy Sundays

Sunday 6th August
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Music Series

Sunday 6th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Capturing Our Coast: Volunteer Training Course Northern Ireland

Sunday 6th August
Coastal Zone, Portrush

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Bug Detectives

Wednesday 9th August
Mount Stewart
£7.50 per participant

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 11th August
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Batty Bonanza

Friday 11th August
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

50 Things at Kearney

Saturday 12th August
Kearney
Adult Free, Child £3

CraftFest 2017

Saturday 12th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Family Fun Day

Sunday 13th August
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Bumblebee ID Training

Sunday 13th August
St Patrick’s Primary School, Glenariff
Free

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Wildlife Trackers – August at Mount Stewart

Wednesday 16th August
Mount Stewart
£7.50 per participant

Batty Chat at Crom

Thursday 17th August
Crom
Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20, Member Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20

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Geo–Bot Day

Saturday 19th August
Bloody Bridge
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Downhill’s Secret Garden

Saturday 19th August
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

Saturday 19th August
Inishowen, Co Donegal
Free

Open Day Ards Allotments

Saturday 19th August
Ards Allotments
Free

Brackfield Wood – Pack up your troubles, and your summer picnic, and smile!

Saturday 19th August
Brackfield Wood, 268 Glenshane Rd, Derry/Londonderry BT47 3SN
Free

Whale Watch

Sunday 20th August
Portmuck, Islandmagee
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Leave No Trace Awareness Course

Wednesday 23rd August
Derrygonnelly Field Studies Council
£45

Leave No Trace Trainers Course

Thursday 24th August
Derrygonnelly
Resident (Camping): £135

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Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th August
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Honey Show

Sunday 27th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Sizzling Summer BBQ Day

Monday 28th August
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th August
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Charter for Trees, Woods, People 12 April 2017

New ‘Tree Charter’ to protect people’s rights to the benefits of trees and woods (via The Woodland Trust)

 

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Walkers at the Dark Hedges, near Ballymoney. Photo by Michael Cooper

More than 70 organisations, with a combined membership of 20 million people, launch principles to bring trees and woods to the centre of society.

Today sees the launch of 10 guiding principles for the future of trees, woods and people; inspired by more than 60,000 personal stories from members of the UK public.

The stories reflect the importance of trees in our lives. And the recurring themes will form the bedrock of the new ‘Charter for Trees, Woods and People’ to be launched this November.

The Tree Charter, led by the Woodland Trust with back–up from over 70 organisations, aims to secure a brighter future for woods and trees.  It will celebrate their enormous importance, and provide guidance and inspiration to help shape government policy.

From street trees to countryside hedgerows; and from ambitious saplings to trees steeped in history and folklore: all play an important part in our lives.

 

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Oak at Enagh Lough, L’Derry

Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland, said: “We’re lucky enough to have some remarkable trees, like the iconic Dark Hedges, and we’ve a famously green countryside. Yet, this landscape is extremely lacking when it comes to woodland: we’re one of the least–wooded countries in the whole of Europe. 

“From the stories shared, it seems that members of the public share our love of, and concern for, Northern Ireland’s trees and woods. Their benefits to wildlife; health; and the need for better protection and more planting are just some of the common sentiments expressed.

“We’re creating a Charter that puts trees back at the heart of our lives, communities and decision–making – right where they belong. We’ll use it to provide guidance for policy and as a reminder of the everyday benefits that we all gain from having woods and trees in our lives.”

The Trust is now asking members of the public to come on–board and show support by way of a simple signature. Find out more and add your name at www.treecharter.uk/sign

Read the full press release here…