february, 2022

26feb10:00 am1:00 pmBecome an Environmental hero!

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Event Details

Many people don’t realise that plants such as Rhododendron ponticum (Purple Rhododendron) and Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel) are classed as invasive alien species along with a number of other garden plants that we still get today.  An invasive alien species is a plant or a living organism that is not native to our country and has potential to be harmful to our environment, therefor it is important to take action on identifying and controlling Invasive alien Species (IAS) like these and many others two protect and enhanced our wild and natural surroundings.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership invite you to attend a free Rhododendron and Laurel control volunteer event, taking place on the 24th and 26th Feb from 10am to 1pm at Castle Archdale Country Park. The event will provide volunteers with the opportunity to learn more about invasive species and how to control them on your own land. This is suitable for anyone especially landowners and environmental enthusiasts, so why not come along and be an environmental hero.

This volunteer session is part of the ‘Aliens on the Lough’ project to raise awareness and increase action for IAS locally, supported by the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership scheme through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

At this volunteer session, led by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), there will be.

  • A brief introduction to invasive alien species
  • A practical session on Rhododendron and Laurel control
  • Free refreshments!

This volunteer session will be outdoors and on uneven ground, therefore suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is a must!

Places are limited so book your place ASAP by emailing sarahjane.beacom@fermanaghomagh.com

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Castle Archdale Country Park

Organizer

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

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