Newry & Mourne’s First Local Nature Reserve

On Sunday 31st January 2010, Daisy Hill Wood in Newry opened its doors to nature lovers of all ages for a very special celebration. Much to the delight of local people, Newry and Mourne District Council has declared Daisy Hill Wood as a Local Nature … [Read more...]

Hedgerows Grow West

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded a £48,000 grant to a partnership of local councils for this new project which will protect, conserve, and celebrate the importance of hedgerows to our natural environment.  The funding is being used to bring … [Read more...]

Lilian Bland Community Garden

As part of the Lilian Bland Community Garden project, in the first stages of the garden design, it was decided to include an art piece that could involve and inspire the local schools in the Glengormley area. St Marys on the Hill and Ashgrove Primary … [Read more...]

Newtownabbey Way Green Volunteers

A small but strong group of volunteers have been busy doing their bit to enhance the Newtownabbey Way for both wildlife and people.  From tree and bulb planting to litter picking and hedge maintenance – once a month this very capable group get … [Read more...]

Horses and their role in sensitive woodland management.

One of the many gems of along the Newtownabbey Way is the valley carved by the Three Mile Water. This section of the path is dominated by coniferous forestry on both sides of the river.  While these trees have certainly served their purpose … [Read more...]

Litter Champions!

So you want to help keep our borough tidy? Calling all Litter Role models - would you benefit from a FREE litter picker? The Litter Champions Project aims to encourage volunteers to make a difference in their community by challenging attitudes … [Read more...]

Hedgerow Hopes Project

Hedgerow Hopes is a partnership project between four local councils; Antrim, Belfast, Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey Borough Councils, to celebrate and promote the biodiversity importance of our native hedgerows through the involvement of local … [Read more...]

Eco Club at Mossley Mill

Eco Club at Mossley Mill is a new monthly club for kids aged 8 - 12 with an interest in wildlife and all things wild! Our new eco-club helps children explore nature and have lots of fun too with games, activities and crafts! Getting involved and … [Read more...]

Creating a Christmas Tree Riverbank!

An exciting project is underway to improve the Six Mile Water within the park in Ballyclare. Sections of the river bank within the Six Mile Water Park have become, over the years, bare and weakened, resulting in significant bank collapse in times of … [Read more...]

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park is a predominantly conifer woodland, located on the side of a steeply rising mountain within the ‘Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The Forest Park covers an area of 2500 acres. A 10km drive around the … [Read more...]