Greening Tipperary Gathers Pace

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Members of the Tipperary Town community with an interest in Biodiversity are invited to attend an online event on Wednesday, April 14th .

The focus of the event is the Biodiversity of Tipperary Town and how to increase the number of habitats that could support pollinators or provide a boost for nature across the town. On Wednesday, April 14th the focus will be on advice for those interested in creating a wildflower meadow or strip somewhere in the town. The group is calling for more members to get involved and at present includes Tidy Towns, the Three Drives Family Resource Centre, Timmy Whyte from Knockanrawley Resource Centre, and Albert Nolan, Environmentalist.

The new Tipperary Town Biodiversity group hopes to work with the council to identify areas in town that might be managed for wildlife/pollinators in line with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan. This could involve reduced mowing, less spraying, less weeding or the addition of green spaces and wildflowers. Individuals, businesses, community groups, or estate associations are invited to attend the event which will be available on Facebook or via zoom at on Wed April 14th at 7.30 pm. You can check Tipperary Tidy Towns Facebook Page for details, or contact Marian Clarke at the Three Drives FRC at 062 80831, or 087 768 9404 The Tipperary Town initiative is a timely action as the Government has recently launched a new All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP).

It presents a five-year roadmap that aims to help bees, other pollinating insects, and our wider biodiversity by engaging communities, local authorities, farmers, schools, and businesses, among others, to take action for nature. There are 186 actions to help biodiversity – full details can be found on www.pollinators.ie