Join Coastwatch and the Ballymoney Community Group for a shore biodiversity explore and childrens treasure hunt, no spray EIP update.

Join us for this Biodiversity Week fun explore of the shore biodiversity at Ballymoney on Saturday evening to discover tide line relics, special protected and invasive alien plants. Registration at 4.45pm for Treasure Hunt materials.

Following refreshments there will be a prize giving for Ballymoney Stream Stories and Art Work.

Hear an update of the No Spray initiative under the local EIP Programme.

The event will take place at the beach and the Dubsky’s garden.

We wish to thank the Irish Environmental Network for their support for this event.

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Coastwatch is piloting a new theme – Cool Biodiverse Blue Carbon (CBBC) into its 2023 Biodiversity fieldtrips and events around UN World Biodiversity Day May 22nd

From May 18th to 28th we will be exploring the coastal rim from barely land through intertidal to shallow sublittoral. It includes our beautifully flowering saltmarshes and rare coastal wet woodlands and bogs, intertidal mudflats and peat, mussel and seagrass beds and meadows, kelp forests.

Join us for a free fieldtrip near you to identify these habitats, look into their biodiversity and carbon storage value, share observations on habitat health and historic presence, consider pressures, protection and restoration. Results from fieldtrips will be pooled to draft a first CBBC leaflet for Irish shores. Participant local and traditional knowledge on wise use and protection is particularly welcome.