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Nov 2017 right left


Storytelling by the Fire

Friday 3rd November
Florence Court
Adult £15

Autumn Garden Walk

Saturday 4th November
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Jo’s Walks — The building of Murlough: Part 1

Saturday 4th November
Murlough NNR, Keel Point, Dundrum entrance
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Changing Landscapes: Protecting the environment in a new Europe

Monday 6th November
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Heritage Angel Awards 2017 – Featuring ‘Heritage in Song’!

Tuesday 7th November
Grand Opera House, Belfast BT12 4GN

ESRC Festival of Social Science – SMEs meeting the climate change challenge

Tuesday 7th November
110 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN
See website for details


Key issues for energy policy in Northern Ireland: security of supply, the single energy market and the future for renewables

Thursday 9th November
TBC, Belfast
See website for details

The Future of the UK Environment: delivering health and wellbeing over the next 25 years

Thursday 9th November
Aston University, Birmingham
See website for details


BTO NI Conference

Saturday 11th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
see above

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 12th November
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast


How GDPR will impact your organisation

Friday 17th November
Rural Community Network, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone BT80 8EF

Innovative Learning using GIS, ICT and Fieldwork

Saturday 18th November
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

Have a go: Dry Stone Walling

Saturday 18th November
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday 18th November
Mount Stewart

Family Festive Film Fun

Saturday 18th November
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


UK Farming and the Environment Post–Brexit

Tuesday 21st November
TBC, Central London
See website for details

BRICK Workshop 33, Hillsborough Castle

Tuesday 21st November
Hillsborough Castle
£19, bursaries available


ASCENT Workshop

Thursday 23rd November
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, 32 Hilltown Road, Bryansford, Newcastle


NIEA Conference on Water Framework Directive – Future Partnerships

Saturday 25th November
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS


Saturday 25th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 26th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Co Armagh

World Forum on Natural Capital 2017

Monday 27th November
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
See website for details


Tree Charter Countdown 24 November 2016

Countdown begins to a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People – Tree dressing events mark one year to go until launch (via The Woodland Trust)



Photograph via The Woodland Trust

More than 50 cross–sector organisations call for public support in safeguarding the future of the UK’s trees and woods.

November 2017 will be a historic moment for our trees and woods.  Eight hundred years after the 1217 Charter of the Forest re–established people’s rights to access and use the Royal Forests, a new charter will be launched to bring the value of trees back to the forefront of public consciousness and political decision–making.

Today’s charter, with the importance of trees and woodland still firmly at the core, will reach out to every corner of the UK.

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People will be a set of key principles, created by the public and organisations, guiding policy and practice throughout the country.

The campaign is led by the Woodland Trust, which chairs a steering group of 57 organisations representing forestry, conservation, community woodlands, local governance, faith groups, health and more.

Patrick Cregg is the director of the Woodland Trust and says: “Never before have so many diverse organisations come together to speak with one voice about the future of trees and woods. The fact that they have done so reflects the severity of the situation facing our woods today.  They are under real pressure, with planting rates at their lowest and the ever increasing threat of tree disease.  We need politicians and society to recognise the true value of this natural asset – and that means people of all backgrounds speaking up about how they feel trees enhance their lives.

Read the full press release here.