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Lough Erne Heritage Regatta

Wednesday 1st August
Crom
Regetta race entry £5 per team. Normal Admission, Members Free

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Woodland Craft Skills Day

Friday 3rd August
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Go Batty

Friday 3rd August
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne

Saturday 4th August
Downhill Demesne
Normal Admission, Members Free

Jo’s Walks: Heathland Flowers

Saturday 4th August
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Car Bazaar

Saturday 4th August
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Lazy Sundays at The Argory

Sunday 5th August
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Music Series at Castle Ward

Sunday 5th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Bug Detectives

Wednesday 8th August
Mount Stewart
£8 per participant

Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 8th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Creatures of Crom

Thursday 9th August
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Saturday 11th August
White Park Bay
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Music by The Lake – Hand Me Downs

Saturday 11th August
Crom
Adult £10, Member Adult £10

Craft Fest 2018

Saturday 11th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Butterfly Safari III

Saturday 11th August
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

Family Fun Day

Sunday 12th August
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Music Sundays

Sunday 12th August
Downhill Demesne
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 15th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 15th August
Mount Stewart
£8 per participant

Batty Chat at Crom

Thursday 16th August
Crom
Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20

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Whale Watch

Saturday 18th August
Portmuck, Co Antrim
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Downhill Secret Garden

Saturday 18th August
Downhill Demesne
Normal Admission, Members Free

Lough Erne Heritage Regatta

Saturday 18th August
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

Saturday 18th August
Inishowen, County Donegal
TBC

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Batty Bonanza

Friday 24th August
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mount Stewart Conservations Festival

Saturday 25th August
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Honey Show

Sunday 26th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 27th August
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Meet the Tree Charter Board! 18 April 2018

TreeCharter

The Tree Charter was originally developed with the expertise and input from a Professional Steering Group, made up of around 70 different organisations. Collectively, they agreed the 10 principles that establish the future for trees, woods and people (via The Woodland Trust)

By Kaye Brennan

From January 2018, a new UK Tree Charter Board will act as a more focused steering body.

Now the Tree Charter exists, it’s all about embedding the Principles into the fabric of society. That’s quite a grand aim! The Board’s objectives are to identify the best pathways to achieving the principles, look at new and different funding opportunities for viable new activity and analyse the outside world in relation to woods and trees.

The Board will also review progress towards achieving the objectives set out in the Tree Charter Principles, which will culminate in an annual Tree Charter Day, held on the final Saturday of November as part of supporting the Tree Council’s National Tree Week.

The organisations that make up the Tree Charter board are:

  • Black Environment Network 
  • Common Ground 
  • ConFor            
  • Landscape Institute
  • Llais y Goedwig          
  • National Union of Students
  • National Association of Local Councils          
  • Northern Ireland Environment Link
  • Royal Forestry Society           
  • Sylva Foundation
  • The Tree Council      
  • Centre for Sustainable Health Care
  • The Woodland Trust        

Judy Ling Wong CBE, President of Black Environment Network

“I look forward to working together to unlock the power of tree stories in driving actions for our beloved trees, especially with the diverse inspirational stories from our multicultural communities.”

Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability, National Union of Students

“I’m delighted to be involved so we can ensure that students, and young people, find out about the Charter and help bring it to life through their actions.”

Craig McGuicken, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Environment Link

“I’m really pleased that we can all come together to look at ways to develop the work started in the Tree Charter. Northern Ireland has the lowest percentage of woodland cover in the British Isles, so this is a great opportunity for us to create new links and partnerships, and find new ways to advocate for the value of trees for everyone!”

Read more via The Woodland Trust…