This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast to focus on the conservation of semi-natural grassland over the next three years.
Don’t mow let it grow
Don’t Mow, Let It Grow project will focus on the conservation of semi-natural grassland over the next three years. Specifically on the management of road verges and amenity grasslands across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, working in partnership with Transport NI and NIEA.
It will look at different ways of managing semi natural grasslands to show how small changes in management give big benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
A major outcome will be the production of a practical management toolkit, covering all aspects of this project that any organisation can use to show the benefits and implement similar improved operations in their management.
The project will identify trial verges and amenity grassland sites in order to:
- highlight and develop a range of management options
- assess biodiversity, ecosystem services and cost benefits of this alternative management
- train land managers and volunteers in management options, grassland selection, species identification, Invasive Alien Species and monitoring
- promote the benefits to wider public
What have you seen
Whatever you may come across in the grasslands or verges you can report back to us through the website. Either by completing a survey or uploading images of what you discover.
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Tues 25th Sept 7.30-9pm Main Hall, Portrush Townhall, Portrush
Come along to an evening of short talks inspired by our pollinators. Hear from Catherine Bertrand, Butterfly Conservation about our beautiful butterflies and marvellous moths. Melina Quinn, NIEA, will talk about the ambitious work of the All Ireland Pollinator action plan and the many ways you can get involved. Rachel Bain, will share with you the inspiring Don’t Mow Let It Grow grassland project.
On a totally different topic and as an added bonus Caolan McCaughan, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust will give a short talk about hedgehogs, his project and how you can help.
The evening will conclude with tea, coffee & biscuits and an opportunity to network and chat to the speakers.
Come along to an evening of short talks inspired by our pollinators. Hear from Catherine Bertrand, Butterfly Conservation about our beautiful butterflies and marvellous moths. Melina Quinn, NIEA, will...