Two Awards for Sustainable Skerries

Sustainable Skerries scooped two awards at County Hall, Swords on Thursday.

The occasion was the Fingal Greener Communities awards presented by Fingal County Council.  Forty awards were given to individuals and voluntary groups throughout the Fingal area

Our first was in the Upcycling category in recognition of the Repair Café event earlier this year, for which Ernestine Woelgar must take the lion’s share of the credit.

The second was in the Biodiversity category and was given for the group’s work in promoting bee and pollinator information and education in the town.

More Repair Cafés are planned for the future so watch this space.

 

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L to R: Charlie Heasman, Marion Heasman, Mary Marsden, Ernestine Woelgar

 

Our work on pollinators is in fact only beginning.

We were delighted to learn back in September that our application in June to the Community Foundation for Ireland for a biodiversity grant was successful.  The proposed project is to promote habitat for bumble bees and other pollinators throughout the town according to the principals of the National Pollinator Plan.

This is a two stage project.  Phase 1 begins in early 2020 with surveys, data collection, consultations and public information events.  Once this is complete we can actually get on and do the work.

We will be posting regular updates on this website.

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