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    New Year’s Day Winter Walk

    Monday 1st January
    Mount Stewart
    Adult £10, Child £5

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    Historic Garden Restoration

    Sunday 7th January
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
    Free

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    Have a go: Hedge laying

    Saturday 20th January
    Mount Stewart
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

    Meadow Management

    Sunday 21st January
    Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
    Free

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    Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

    Tuesday 23rd January
    The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
    £66

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    Griddle Baking

    Saturday 27th January
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission, Members Free

    Get Stuck In at Murlough

    Sunday 28th January
    Murlough NNR
    No Charge, Donations Welcome

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    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

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    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: 

    Northern Ireland Environment Link 
    89 Loopland Drive 
    Belfast 
    BT6 9DW 
    Tel: 028 9045 5770 
    Email: info@nienvironmentlink.org