There are numerous quarries and old industrial sites across the Belfast Hills. Many of these sites have naturally regenerated and are rich in biodiversity. However others are overgrown with scrub, have grasslands that are rank due to lack of cutting or grazing, have invasive species or draining problems.
Other active industrial sites also exist in the Belfast Hills providing an opportunity to work with site managers to initiate improvements for landscape and biodiversity alike.
We aim to:
- Enable young people to see first hand the impact of industry on their local environment.
- To educate them regarding restoration potential, enable them to feed into restoration plans, then involve them in carrying out these plans.
- Young people will gain new skills, confidence and experiences.
- Undertake restoration work in a minimum of 4 industrial sites for biodiversity and visitor usage/visual improvement.