Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!

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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell

Clean Coasts North Wicklow Beach Clean @ Wicklow
May 28 @ 10:00 am
Clean Coasts North Wicklow Beach Clean @ Wicklow

Meeting at Rise at the Cove, A63 V406, this family friendly beach clean takes place on the last Sunday of every month. All are welcome, equipment provided. You can keep track on all their activities here: https://www.facebook.com/CleanCoastsNW

Sonairte Eco Centre – Free entry to the gardens and nature trail @ Sonairte Eco Centre, Meath
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

To celebrate Biodiversity Week 2023, there is no admission charge and entry to the certified organic garden and beautiful nature trail forest walk along the River Nanny is free. The Eco Centre is located in the Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath and is 10 minutes walk from Laytown train station. An Eco Shop, zero waste refill station, 2nd hand shop, Bee museum and a vegetarian / vegan cafe are on site so it would make a lovely biodiversity friendly day out for all the family. We are open every Friday to Sunday and will have a range of events and activities throughout Biodiversity week, please see https://sonairte.ie/events

The Organic Centre: Celebrating connections with Lakota water protectors @ Leitrim
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Organic Centre: Celebrating connections with Lakota water protectors @ Leitrim

The general public is invited for a talk and entertainment to honor the deep connection between the Lakota people, ourselves as Irish and the soil. The aim will be to raise awareness of the threat of soil degradation due to overconsumption and industrial land use changes, of mining, of fossil fuel industry which threatens us all. Indigenous people have a deep appreciation for working with the land, organic ways, and Mother Earth. There is a connection for many here too of the importance of the soil and the need to protect it. The aim of the event is to make those connections and highlight that we are all guardians of the soil and need to take care of it for all our futures. The event organizers invite the public to come and join the event, action and entertainment and support the message of unity in protecting our earth and its resources.

Link to related article: https://atmos.earth/soil-degradation-worsens-climate-change/

*Car pooling-Meet at the Castle 9.30am for those in need of transport.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/640079835017

The Organic Centre: Celebrating connections with Lakota water protectors

28th May: 10am-12pm.

Wheelchair accessible – Accessible pathways and toilets.

Bird and Bat Box Building @ Cavan
May 28 @ 2:00 pm

“Bird and Bat Box Building” with Donna Mullen. This is taking place at Castle Lake, Bailieborough, County Cavan. You can find out more on our website here and book here or through our website.

Salmon Sanctuaries @ Cork
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Salmon Sanctuaries @ Cork

What does the presence, or absence, of Salmon in a Catchment indicate? How can we conserve this precious & iconic species? (With free copies of ‘Salmon Sanctuaries’ booklet provided to all participants). Mark Boyden, Stephanie O’Toole, & Rauri Maguire take us into the World of the wild Atlantic Salmon.

Location: ‘The StreamSchool’, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork P75 TY47

As numbers attending are restricted please book in advance
on 027 50453 or at streamscapes1@gmail.com

Riders on the storm: honest chats about a world on fire @ Greystones, Wicklow
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Riders on the storm: honest chats about a world on fire @ Greystones, Wicklow

Join the guardian of Ireland’s oldest food forest Astrid Adler, youth activist Orla Murphy, and Wicklow’s new Biodiversity Officer Laura Kehoe, as we chat about our role in this world, how we can transform society and the ground beneath us, and how we find joy along the way.

May 28th, 7pm, The Happy Pear, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/riders-on-the-storm-honest-chats-about-a-world-on-fire-tickets-635293057637