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9th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference – Peatlands: Investing in the Future

Tuesday 1st October
The Europa Hotel, Belfast
See website for details

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Comber Greenway Task Day

Saturday 5th October
Billy Neill crossing at 9am, Dundonald or on the greenway under North Road bridge at 9.30am, East Belfast
Free

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NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place–shaping and Place–making in NI

Tuesday 8th October
Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen
£60

Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2019

Tuesday 8th October
La Mon, Belfast
See website for details

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Citigroup Environmental Expo

Thursday 10th October
Citigroup, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Free

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Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 12th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

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CEDaR Training Course – Woodlice

Saturday 19th October
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Maintaining a Young Hedge

Sunday 20th October
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

The Future of Food Packaging

Monday 21st October
CAFRE Loughry Campus, Cookstown BT80 9AA
Free

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Inaugural QUB Sustainability Lecture

Wednesday 23rd October
Peter Froggatt Centre/0G/007, Queen’s University Belfast
Free

Water Framework Directive Stakeholder Conference 2019

Wednesday 23rd October
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
Free

CEDaR Training Course – Grassland Fungi

Thursday 24th October
Magilligan Field Centre

Enough is Enough – The Rise and Rise of Food Poverty

Friday 25th October
TBC, Belfast
Free

Scarecrow Festival

Saturday 26th October
Castleward
Normal Admission

Hidden Autumn Estate

Saturday 26th October
Crom
Adult £15

Spooky Springhill

Sunday 27th October
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission. NT Members and under 5’s free.

Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019

Monday 28th October
Royal Society, London
Free

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Connecting people with nature… 14 August 2019

A new environment fund aimed at making it easier for people to connect with the natural environment has been launched by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

 

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David Small, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), said the Environmental Challenge Competition will also provide capital funding to projects working to protect habitats.

“I am delighted to announce this £400,000 funding boost which will not only help improve our health, support our environment and precious habitats, but also support jobs within the sector.

“We will be looking for applications from not–for–profit organisations and local councils for projects that will provide new paths and recreation infrastructure such as walking trails or a greenway route. We also want to hear from applicants wanting to purchase land essential for the management of our priority habitats and species or for recreation infrastructure. We are also interested in the creation of data products, particularly for outdoor recreation, that will use technology to improve access to the outdoors and encourage greater participation,” he explained.

“We want to deliver a living, working, active landscape valued by everyone and this new fund provides a great opportunity for local organisations, who are passionate about the environment, to help us do just that. I am always impressed by the levels of partnership working and the enthusiasm of volunteers in the sector and look forward to viewing their applications,” he added.

Mr Small said he expected the Environmental Challenge Competition to be oversubscribed and advised applicants to ensure they fully consider the eligibility criteria and environmental impact priorities before applying.

Today’s announcement is part of DAERA’s wider Environment Fund and follows the launch of the 2019–22 Strategic Strand earlier this year.

The closing date for applications is noon on 27 August.

Click here for more information on how to apply…