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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

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Changing Landscapes: Protecting the environment in a new Europe

Monday 6th November
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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BTO NI Conference

Saturday 11th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
see above

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 12th November
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
Free

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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
£19

Family Festive Film Fun

Saturday 18th November
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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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
Free

Crafted

Saturday 25th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 26th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Co Armagh
Free

World Forum on Natural Capital 2017

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

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Spruce Up The Landscape 9 December 2016

Communities Spruce Up the Landscape, With the Gift of Free Trees

More than half a million free trees are making their way to schools and community groups across the UK this month; with over 24,000 set for Northern Ireland.

The groups are greening local landscapes and tackling the country’s lack of trees and woods: Northern Ireland has just 8 per cent woodland cover, compared to the UK average of 13 per cent and the European average of 44 per cent.

It’s not too late for would–be tree planters to play a part. Schools and groups are now invited to apply for free trees for planting next March.

Gregor Fulton is the Woodland Trust’s operations manager and says: “There’s no doubt that trees offer so much, from brightening landscapes – and minds – to helping clean the very air we breathe. We want to see a huge increase in tree numbers. In fact, we have ambitious plans to plant 64 million trees over the next ten years – that’s one for every person in the UK.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for schools, youth groups and community groups to get their hands dirty and make a lasting change to their school grounds or shared spaces.”

The tree packs come in different sizes and mix of species, ranging from 30 native trees for a small copse or short hedgerow, to 420 trees for an area equivalent to a large football pitch. Choose from species that will flourish in wetlands; attract wildlife; give year–round colour; or provide a bountiful wild harvest.

Find out more and apply online now at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees Applications close at 4pm on 6 January 2017.

The trees have been generously funded by Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY, and Yorkshire Tea.

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