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Events

 

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Greyabbey Bay Ramble

Saturday 4th March
Strangford Lough
Adult £4, Child £1

Daffodil Danders at Springhill

Saturday 4th March
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Daffodil Danders at The Argory

Saturday 4th March
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Free Open Weekend

Saturday 4th March
Florence Court, Castle Coole, Crom
Free

Dyan Mill, Caledon – Pond Management

Sunday 5th March
Dyan Mill, Caledon
Free

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First Opportunity To Complete CEVAS Training in Northern Ireland!

Tuesday 7th March
Greenmount Campus, CAFRE, 45 Tirgracy Road, Co.Antrim BT41 4PS
£180

Red Squirrels United Knowledge Fair 2017

Tuesday 7th March
Various, see programme for details
See website for details

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Free National Trust Open Day

Saturday 11th March
Normal Opening Hours
Free

Volunteer Open Day

Saturday 11th March
Castle Ward
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 11th March
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Grow Wild and City of Wildflowers – Training and networking event

Saturday 11th March
Malone House, Belfast
Free

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Leprechaun Hunt

Friday 17th March
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

St Patrick’s Day Walk

Friday 17th March
Castle Ward
Free

Saint Patrick’s Weekend

Friday 17th March
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival

Friday 17th March
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Book Fair

Saturday 18th March
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rhododendron Ramble and Roast

Sunday 19th March
Mount Stewart
Adult £24 Child £20 (up to 12 years) Member Adult £24 Child £20 (up to 12 years)

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Democracy Day – “Democracy on Trial”

Friday 24th March
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street, Belfast BT1 2LS
Free

Discover Spring on the Demesne

Saturday 25th March
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mums at Mount Stewart

Sunday 26th March
Mount Stewart
Adult £25 Child £12.50 (up to 12 years) Member Adult £25 Child £12.50 (up to 12 years)

Get Crafty with Mum

Sunday 26th March
Castle Ward
Normal Admission

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Sunday 26th March
The Argory, Moy
Adult £20 (includes estate admission) Child £10 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £15 Child £7.50

Tree Pruning at Gilford Castle

Sunday 26th March
Gilford Castle
Free

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Partnership & Collaboration

The key aspect of NIEL membership is the facility for co–ordinated action, a shared agenda and strong voice for environmental protection. Collaborative working amongst NGOs and a recognised representative point of contact and consultation are increasingly looked for by government. NIEL provides this for the environmental NGO sector.

NIEL can also help smaller organisations to “punch above their weight”. By working in partnership with a wider network they can influence and produce material they may not be able to do alone. By working together, member organisations, regardless of their size can be more effective.

A major strength of the NIEL network is its size and influence and we welcome new members to increase the breadth and strength of the environmental voice.

Policy & Consultation

Ensuring that the environment is given due recognition in the development of government policy is a major aspect of NIEL’s work. Member’s views are sought on NIEL submissions to significant environmental policies, strategies, legislation and other proposals.

NIEL influences policy in various ways:

  • Direct liaison with Government Departments, Agencies, the Assembly & Political Representatives
  • Working Groups & Task Forces
  • Seminars, Conferences, Publications

Representation

NIEL represents the environment sector on a varied range of groups in Northern Ireland. NIEL also has working relationships with the Education for Sustainable Development Forum, the Northern Ireland Archaeology Forum, the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Group, Climate Northern Ireland and Sustainable Northern Ireland.

Debate

As the umbrella organisation for the environment sector in Northern Ireland, NIEL brings together experts from different groups and provides a forum for debate, discussion and idea–sharing for the benefit of members.

Networking

NIEL is a networking body and regularly hosts conferences, seminars and other events to increase the profile of key issues in the environment sector.

Training & Professional Development

NIEL can facilitate a range of CPD services that offer bespoke training to its members, very often at competitive prices, including governance and first aid training. This training is delivered by specialists in their field and can be tailored to a member’s needs.

NIEL Facilities

NIEL has a meeting/conference room available for hire which can accommodate approximately 12 people roundtable style or up to 20 people theatre style. This room is on ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. Desk spaces are available on the 1st floor of the building in exchange for a donation to NIEL’s work. Free on–street parking, a bike rack and a bus stop are conveniently located beside the office. For more information in relation to NIEL facilities please contact the office.

For more information on NIEL facilities and services, click here.

 

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