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    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

    Scrub Clearance & Conserving the Cryptic Wood White Butterfly

    Monday 27th November
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre


    Action Renewables Energy Association – Hydrogen Economy Seminar

    Wednesday 29th November
    The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
    See website for details


    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.






    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.



    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:


    Northern Ireland Environment Link 
    89 Loopland Drive 
    BT6 9DW 
    Tel: 028 9045 5770