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.
Don’t Mow Let, It Grow has been sharing its success with the rest of the Island, Rachel Bain, project manager, was invited to speak at the All Ireland Pollinator Conference in Cork in April. … Read More... about Sharing the Don’t Mow Story!
Thanks Binevenagh & Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership Scheme for this post!Have a look at some of the wonderful wildflowers growing on the uncut verges of the Sea Coast Road in Bellarena around our office. Biodiversity will thrive if you give it a chance.
The Don't Mow, Let It Grow project across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has had massive success in allowing our road verges and open grasslands to flourish - check out their FB page and website to see the results.
Great to see this action being taken by local school. Well done to Portglenone PS. This wavy path has proved a great attraction for the children during play time!A very big sky, a big pitch and a new home for wildlife. Thanks Portglenone PS for continuing your actions for pollinators
Biodiversity Ireland Polli:Nation Learning through Landscapes Don't Mow, Let It Grow Eco-Schools Northern Ireland Official Mid and East Antrim Borough Council ... See MoreSee Less