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Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 5th April
Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
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Get Started With Horticulture

Monday 20th April
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

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Say #iwill4nature in Northern Ireland!

Thursday 23rd April
Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Rd W, Belfast BT3 9ED

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Habitat Management at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve

Sunday 26th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Wednesday 29th April
Central London

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Seagrass ‘wonder plant’ rescued 11 March 2020

Carbon–reducing seagrass planted off Welsh coast (via BBC)

 
Seagrass

A million seagrass seeds are being planted as part of Britain’s largest project to save the “wonder plant”.

Experts say seagrass helps tackle the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide faster than trees.

But up to 92% of the plant may have disappeared from the UK’s coast over the last century, research has found.

Work has now started on lowering the seeds onto the seabed off Pembrokeshire to create a new 20,000 sq m (215,280 sq ft) meadow.

Scientists hope it will also help boost fish numbers and support marine wildlife.

Read more via BBC