Brittas Bay Nature
Initiated in 2019, this project seeks to roll out a practical programme of actions to enhance the biodiversity of the Council owned land and habitats between the North and South Beach Car Parks in Brittas Bay, and to raise public awareness of the rich flora and fauna of the area.
As part of the project a number of actions have been undertaken to date, namely: the drafting of conservation management prescriptions; mowing, monitoring and botanical survey of grassland trial plots to inform a future grazing regime; and community events including an onsite workshop whereby volunteers walked and mapped the extent of invasive Sea Buckthorn and other non-native species in the dunes.
The project is ongoing and long term. Wicklow County Council was delighted to win a silver medal in the All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2020 a for the Brittas Bay Biodiversity Project. Co-ordinated through the Heritage Office in partnership with staff at Wicklow Municipal District, the project received the silver award under the “Best Environmental/Ecological Project/Initiative” category.
Please click on the presentation to find out what’s being happening this year.