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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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Free Trees for Schools 26 April 2013

Free trees for schools, communities and youth groups!

Make your area greener and better for people and wildlife by planting free trees from the Woodland Trust. Get your application in now for autumn.

The Woodland Trust is offering free packs of trees to schools and community groups, and is now taking applications for planting this autumn.

Last month, 114 schools and 38 community groups across Northern Ireland donned welly boots to plant over 10,000 trees.

Groups can now choose between packs of 30, 105 or 420 saplings, depending on how much space they have to plant. There are different mixes of tree species to choose from too, including packs themed for autumn colour, wood fuel and wildlife.

Planting trees is the perfect way to help children and young people connect with and learn about nature, helping them become future guardians of the environment.  And, according to the Woodland Trust, collective tree–planting efforts are particularly welcome in Northern Ireland, which ranks badly as one of the least wooded regions in Europe. The country has a mere 7 per cent woodland cover, compared to the European average of 44 per cent.

Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust, said: “We want to give as many people as possible, including children, the chance to plant trees. This is a fantastic opportunity to do something positive and lasting for the local landscape, while learning about nature and simply having fun.

“In just ten years, the trees will be taller than the average person, and will provide a whole range of benefits: cleaner air, homes for wildlife, a sustainable source of fuel, and more beautiful, natural–looking areas to live, play and work in.”

To apply for your free pack, head to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/communitytrees

The tree packs have been kindly sponsored by IKEA, Biffa Award, Sainsbury’s, WH Smith, Nicky and the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

All species included in our free tree packs are fully sourced and grown in the UK. In addition to this, the supplier is subject to annual checks for all tree diseases by Government plant health officers.