Join Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to find out about the surprising and beautiful results of making simple changes to how we manage nature. Limerick City and County Council is delighted to host “Don’t Mow Let it Grow”: a Zoom webinar about our project which aims to restore species diversity to road verges and green spaces! When: June 11th 8pm to 8:45pm To register for this webinar: Click Here to Register (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.) This is a … [Read more...] about Join our Zoom Webinar
Don’t Mow Toolkit Now Online
The funded phase of Don’t Mow Let It Grow has come to a close but the project most certainly has not! Both DfI Roads and CCGBC have committed to continuing the management of the current sites, 19 road verges and over 11HA of Council grassland, and are looking for new opportunities. One of the last project targets was to create an online Toolkit with all the projects resources, outcomes and reports so that any other organisation or individual can have their own Don’t Mow Let It Grow meadows. The toolkit is now online and free for everyone, click here to get started and Don’t Mow Let It … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow Toolkit Now Online
Ennis Tidy Towns transform roundabouts into wildlife havens
For many communities, the main obstacle to adopting pollinator-friendly grass management is the annual ‘cut and collect’ action. Cutting is simple; it is the follow-up collection exercise that can be very labour intensive and/or pose certain logistical issues.' Currently, in Ennis, 80% of their grassed roundabouts are subject to pollinator-friendly management, as championed by Ennis Tidy Towns with assistance from Ennis Municipal District Staff. The decision was made to manage these areas for pollinators and wildlife in general, without supplementary planting. You can read the full … [Read more...] about Ennis Tidy Towns transform roundabouts into wildlife havens
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Grass cuttings from roadside verges to be sold to the National Grid to raise money to save the environment
A great article in the Daily Telegraph highlighting how Lincolnshire County Council will be using grass cuttings from verges that have been allowed to grow into wildflower meadows. The verges will be cut at the end of summer and the cuttings sold to the National Grid to create energy in the first scheme of its kind. You can read the full article here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/15/grass-cuttings-roadside-verges-sold-national-grid-raise-money/ … [Read more...] about Grass cuttings from roadside verges to be sold to the National Grid to raise money to save the environment
Sharing the Don’t Mow Story!
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. Rachel joined speakers from Ireland and the UK covering topics including pollinators and pesticides, planting for pollinators, alternatives to pesticides and changing landscapes. The All Ireland Pollinator Plan network is working throughout the Island of Ireland to help support our pollinators, take a look at the fantastic resources on their website and see what you can do to … [Read more...] about Sharing the Don’t Mow Story!