Taken from www.BiodiversityIreland.ie
Councils can play a leading role in making the island of Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. To help, we’ve produced a new guideline called “Councils: actions to help pollinators.”
We know each Council is different, so this guideline suggests a range of 30 pollinator friendly actions to choose from. There are instructions for each action, suggestions for where it might be applied and what staff could assist, and a pollinator friendly planting code.
This document is aimed for County and City Council staff in ROI and Borough, District and City Councils in NI.
Benefits to Councils that support the Pollinator Plan:
- Enhancing the local landscape for pollinators supports local food producers
- Making the landscape more pollinator friendly protects the ability of local people to grow their own fruits & vegetables
- Taking actions for pollinators will lead to general biodiversity enhancement
- Many of the actions in this guideline are either cost neutral or could lead to cost savings
- Many actions can be supported by the wider community such as Tidy Towns, Ulster in Bloom or by local or national NGOs
- Actions taken for pollinators can contribute to the Green Flag Award for parks under the sustainability, conservation and community involvement criteria
The full article, plus other useful resources can be found by clicking here.
Thanks to our partners at Wexford County Council, Belfast City Council and the NIEA for collaborating with us on these Council Guidelines.