Leave No Trace launch new Biodiversity Training Programme for Tidy Towns Groups

Leave No Trace, Press Release

31st July 2018

 

Leave No Trace launch new Biodiversity Training Programme

 

Leave No Trace Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of a new Biodiversity Training Programme for Tidy Towns Community Groups in County Mayo. The programme is being funded by Mayo Local Action Group through their Rural Development Programme (LEADER).

 

Leave No Trace Ireland is an environmental non-profit based in County Mayo. They specialise in outdoor ethics education programmes designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. The new biodiversity training programme is being delivered in partnership with South West Mayo Development Group CGL (SWMDC) and ecologists from Giorria Environmental Services. The programme aims to provide a pilot training programme that will deliver custom training workshops and resources to Tidy Towns Community Groups in County Mayo. The workshops will raise awareness of local biodiversity and how this is linked to the Leave No Trace ethos and outdoor recreation.

 

Maura Lyons, Manager of Leave No Trace Ireland said: “We are delighted to be part of this new LEADER Project which will support Tidy Towns groups in Mayo with an innovative bespoke biodiversity programme in their community. Many Tidy Towns groups across Ireland have been requesting this bespoke service and we are delighted to be able to facilitate this new biodiversity programme.”

 

Karina Dingerkus, Ecologist, Giorria Environmental Services said: “This is a great opportunity for local community groups to learn more about their local biodiversity and how they can protect it.”

 

“SWMDC has been promoting the funding available for rural environment projects for some time. This pilot programme fits perfectly with the objectives of that fund", said Sabina Trench, LEADER Programme Coordinator.

 

 

ENDS

 

Contact:

 

Name: Dr. Karina Dingerkus, Giorria Environmental Services

Tel: 086 3620928

Email: karina@giorria.com

 

Photo caption:

New wildflower project (containing native and non-native wildflowers) in Westport, which has been developed by volunteers of Tidy Towns.

 

Notes for editors:

 

Leave No Trace Ireland

 

Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.

Leave No Trace is a member driven organisation that teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. It is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics programme in Ireland. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, Leave No Trace Ireland ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace Ireland is about making good decisions to protect the world around you - the world we all enjoy.