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Events

 

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 2nd February
The Argory Moy
Normal Admission

Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 3rd February
Saintfield Estate
N/A

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Public Money for Public Goods – Benefits for farmers, rural communities and the environment

Thursday 7th February
Seamus Heaney Centre, 45 Main Street, Bellaghy BT45 8HT
Free

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Tackling Food Waste: Protecting the Environment and Helping Society

Wednesday 13th February
De Vere Holborn Bars, 138–142 Holborn, London
See website for details

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Nest Fest

Saturday 16th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission

Path & Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 17th February
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast
N/A

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CEDaR Recorders Days – Belfast

Wednesday 20th February
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Friday 22nd February
Drumnaph Nature Reserve
Free (lunch provided)

Evening Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 23rd February
Belfast
N/A

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Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS) Training (Therapeutic route)

Tuesday 26th February
Bradkeel Social Farm, Plumbridge, County Tyrone BT79 8BN 307
£240 inc VAT

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Irish Conference 2019 Wading into Water: The Assessment and Management of our Aquatic Environment

Thursday 28th February
Radisson Blu, Athlone
CIEEM Member (Fellow, Full, Associate, Graduate) £125.00 CIEEM member (Qual or Retd) £75.00 CIEEM Student Member £30.00 Non Member Ticket £175.00 Student (not a CIEEM member) £50.00

BITC Charity Learning Network

Thursday 28th February
Arthur Cox, Victoria House, 15–17 Gloucester St, Belfast
£295 + VAT

  

The Northern Ireland Freshwater Taskforce (FWTF) represents a range of organisations working together to ensure that Northern Ireland preserves and improves freshwater ecosystems. This involves encouraging Government and wider society to adopt a sustainable and integrated approach to water management.

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The FWTF is calling for:

  • Integrated management of water resources;
  • Restoration and protection of wetlands given their role in water management;
  • Increased public awareness around household water consumption;
  • Actions to reduce the impact of agriculture on water quality;
  • River modification;
  • Natural flood management and implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems
  • Active involvement of stakeholders and public participation;
  • Effective planning to safeguard freshwater resources;
  • Continued work to achieve Water Framework Directive standards or higher
  • Invasive alien species management.

Publications

FWTF3

From Source to Sea – Ten Steps to Sustainable water use in NI

Environmental Audit Committee Nitrates Inquiry response

Members of the Northern Ireland Freshwater Taskforce are:

Friends of the Earth NI;
National Trust;
Northern Ireland Environment Link;
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds;
The Rivers Trust;
Ulster Angling Federation;
Ulster Wildlife; and
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

If you would like further information on the work of the Freshwater Taskforce contact:

Contact: 
Dr Jonathan Bell
Northern Ireland Environment Link 
89 Loopland Drive 
Belfast 
BT6 9DW 
Tel: 028 9045 5770 
Email: jonathan@nienvironmentlink.org