Wildlife Conservation

Call for Volunteers to Garden for Biodiversity

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
dlr County
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Imagine the difference we could make if gardens in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown became more biodiversity friendly. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council's Biodiversity section is delighted to announce a new partnership with DLR Volunteer Centre. This year we are launching the 'Gardening for Biodiversity' pilot project, which aims to build a community of volunteers who are taking small steps to protect and encourage biodiversity in their own gardens. We are calling on citizens of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to get involved!

The project was inspired by the 'Gardening for Biodiversity booklet' compiled by Laois County Council and written by Juanita Browne. We believe that this project will help us to build habitats for our wildlife which will increase biodiversity. It will also support our local citizens to #KeepWell and bring a sense of purpose during this COVID-19 period. Being surrounded by nature is good for our health and wellbeing as well as for nature!

So what's involved? We would like you to try to take one small action to increase biodiversity in your garden. Whether you are new to this, or have been gardening for biodiversity for a long time we would love you to join us. We will have a group of volunteer biodiversity enthusiasts standing by to help you on your way and provide a link to resources and FAQs. We are also planning to gather stories and images from our volunteers to create a storybook to capture this community action!