Local Authority Pollinator Award
The Local Authority Pollinator award, a special award in the national Tidy Towns competition, in partnership with the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC), is in its 3rd year. There were 70 entrants in 2017, many of a very high standard. Below you can access the 2018 application form. It can also be downloaded from the Tidy Towns website http://www.tidytowns.ie/special-awards/. The closing date is 23rd May (same as for national TT competition).
To help TT groups who enter the award, we have a useful new colourful newsletter which provides hints and tips, and highlights good examples from the 2017 entries (attached)..
The NBDC also has produced some other new resources including
- lists of pollinator friendly plants http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Pollinator-Council-Guide-Planting-Code-FINAL.pdf
- signage for TT groups participating in the award, for areas managed for pollinators http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Pollinator-sign-Bilingual-1×1-TidyTowns.pdf