I very much welcome the launch of the 2019 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme by my colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD.
The Scheme aims to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and interested parties to engage with the Department in relation to the conservation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas to promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage.
The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, promotions, exhibitions, local area improvements, the development of conservation/management plans, amenity and local bog area improvements such as invasive species control near/within raised bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog areas.
Details of the Scheme are available here: