Monday, February 08, 2016

Narraghmore Reserve secures Coillte agreement

Ballitore Game and Wildlife Conservation Association (BGWCA) has concluded a deal with Coillte for the future Management and Development of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve, for biodiversity improvement.

The Ballitore Game and Wildlife Conservation Association will now progress with its development programme including wildlife ponds, nature trails, and habitat development for its members and neighbouring communities to enjoy into the future.

“The nature reserve is a fantastic local amenity for adults and children alike," says Deputy Martin Heydon, who has worked to achieve this agreement. "It has been used by both local schools and scout groups for education and recreational purposes. This is a great example of a State Body, in Coillte, supporting and working with a local conservation organisation in preserving and developing an amenity for future generations to enjoy."

The Narraghmore Nature Reserve was officially opened in 2015 by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for Forestry Tom Hayes, pictured above with Martin Heydon TD and members of the local committee at the event.