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A Tree Nursery for the future

The Belfast Hills Partnership has been teaming up with Belfast City Council, the Woodland Trust and many other partners to help achieve the target of planting a million trees in Belfast over the next 15 years. Part of this ambitious work is happening through the creation of a native tree and wildflower nursery off the Glen Road on the edge of the Belfast Hills.   There has been a lot […]

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Trainee Rangers Scheme 2020

The news is currently filled with stories of job losses, mental health issues and concerns for young people’s wellbeing in the wake of Covid19 – to help counter this the Belfast Hills Partnership are offering a FREE environmental sector training programme for young people aged 18 – 24, with no experience necessary. The Trainee Ranger scheme, now in its third year, is about improving the health and wellbeing of those […]

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Covid19 Response

Like everyone else, Belfast Hills Partnership has had to adapt very quickly in response to coronavirus COVID-19 and its implications for us all. Most of our staff will be working from home from Monday 23rd but will still be contactable via email info@belfasthills.org. There will also be a daily presence in our offices Monday-Friday to pick up post, phone messages etc. but unfortunately they will not be open to the […]

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Young people demand urgent action for the environment

Forty young activists met with policy makers at Stormont today (Friday, 17 January) to set out their demands for safeguarding the environment, as they play their part in shaping Northern Ireland’s first ever environment strategy, which is currently out for public consultation.   Supported by the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife, the passionate and environmentally conscious young people, aged 11 to 24, have already been taking action to improve […]

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Playing with our planet

Pupils from two Belfast schools have created and performed a series of drama productions to raise awareness of environmental threats to the Belfast Hills.   Supported by The Belfast Hills Partnership and Belfast Harbour, pupils from Dominican College and Hazelwood Integrated College have taken part in a creative drama project to explore their ‘sense of place’ in the local landscape.   Under the direction of local playwright Clare McMahon, the […]

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Young People Unite for a Greener Future

Belfast Hills Partnership’s Environmental Youth Ambassador Ciarraí Culbert is a young lady on a mission for change, as she heads to Westminster on the 5th March to challenge MPs to help create a bright future for our local environment.   The three big asks that Ciarraí has are that young people are given:   More time spent learning in and about nature Support to get into environmental jobs And that […]

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New Year, New You: conservation volunteering

New year’s resolutions: those promises we make ourselves whilst seeing in the New Year. A promise to get fitter, try new things, meet new people, explore new places, learn a thing or two or simply to enjoy life. If you made any of these resolutions, or are now feeling inspired by this list, then maybe volunteering with the Belfast Hills Partnership is for you!   We promise that joining our […]

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Young people are Buzzing about nature in Falls Park

Falls Park is “buzzing” due to a new piece of public art created by local young people from St Gall’s G.A.C.  The piece features a large Bee and a beautiful array of wildflowers encouraging people to “Bee one with nature”. The piece was developed during the summer as part of an environmental project with Belfast City Council and Belfast Hills Partnership, and funded by Belfast Harbour.   The young people […]

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The Hills are alive with the sound of Science!

Volcanoes, earthquakes and solar systems will be going off with a ‘Big Bang’ at Belfast Castle this week, as Belfast Hills Partnership together with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland host their 2018 STEM-EXPO. This explosive event will provide a fantastic opportunity for young people to see STEM subjects brought to life in unexpected ways and have the chance to talk to scientists and engineers from universities, colleges and leading […]

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Small fry make a big splash in the Ballymartin River

Schools of salmon streamed into local classrooms last month in refrigerated incubators! Year 9 pupils from Abbey Community College and Hazelwood Integrated College have been hatching fish eggs for release, into their local Ballymartin river with the help of the Belfast Hills Partnership.   The project known as ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ gives young people a unique opportunity to learn more about the life cycle of Atlantic Salmon as well […]

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