This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, working in partnership with Transport NI and NIEA. It is a 3‐year project to promote the conservation of semi‐natural grassland on roadside verges or amenity grasslands within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.
We were appointed to lead on the selection and survey of sites, preparing management options and the training of volunteers to carry out monitoring and management into the future.
During the summer we were busy surveying 24 roadside verges and 18 amenity grassland areas with the help of dedicated volunteers.
We also met with all the relevant staff from Transport NI and the Council and trained volunteers in survey techniques and wild flower identification. Over the winter months we will be writing management plans for each site.
Some sites like the woodland verges in the Glens of Antrim are at their most splendid in early spring.
Other sites, especially coastal grassland like Ramore Head, are better in late summer and so both survey and management has to be tailored where possible.
You can find out more about this amazing project here Don’t Mow Website.