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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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EFS scheme to open 27th February 23 February 2017

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), has confirmed that the first tranche of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) will open for applications on the morning of 27 February 2017 (via DAERA)

 

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The EFS is DAERA’s new agri–environment scheme under the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020. It has three levels:–

  • A Wider Level to deliver benefits across the countryside outside of environmentally designated areas;
  • A Higher Level, primarily for environmentally designated sites;
  • A Group Level to support co–operative action by farmers in specific areas such as river catchment.

The scheme has been designed to address specific environmental needs, primarily relating to biodiversity and water quality. It is more targeted and focused than previous schemes. It has also been designed to be straightforward for farmers.

The EFS is a voluntary scheme. Farmers and landowners with a DAERA category 1 or 2 Business ID and 3 hectares of land that is eligible for Basic Payment are able to apply. It is not a ‘whole farm’ scheme and offers the farmer choices. With the range of options available there should be something to suit any farm.

Applications will be prioritised to deliver most environmental benefit.  Successful applicants will be offered a five year agreement to deliver a range of environmental measures.

Read more via DAERA…