Nature School were delighted to be a part of the launch of Tree Week 2015 for Mayo on Monday March 3rd at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. People from local schools and community organisations participated in the planting of Oak and Mountain Ash Trees in the lakeside park which as become a popular outdoors attraction for the people of the County Town and visitors. The lake is also part of the new Greenway Extension.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was there to lend a hand with planting as were members of the South African Gaels Football Team who were on a week long tour in Ireland.
In his speech at the event spoke about Nature School and made particular reference to our own project of planting 36,000 trees. The Native Woodlands at Nature School which were planted back in 2002 was one of the first in the country to be planted under the Native Woodland Scheme. The primary goals of the NWS are Conservation and Biodiversity.
These Woodlands are now a resource for children and adults to come and learn and experience Biodiversity.
Nature Schools are hosting 3 Forest School Taster Sessions as part of Tree Week 2015 which are almost full booked. To find out more Events for Tree Week at Nature School
To find out what is happening for Tree Week in your area seeTREE WEEK 2015