Kildare Community Biodiversity Project – May Newsletter

This month’s newsletter has  been issued from the Kildare Community Biodiversity Project, click here to view:

May_Biodiversity Bulletin


One of the themes of the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 concerns the Rural Environment. This theme seeks to maximise the potential of environmental actions to contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities. It focuses on utilising the landscape within Kildare, its features and natural resources, while simultaneously creating a greater environmental awareness and improving environmental protection. One initiative that has been developed is entitled the Kildare Community Biodiversity Project, which seeks to develop biodiversity plans for 10 towns and villages around the county, promoting best practice in conserving and managing biodiversity in these communities.  The participants on this Project are producing a monthly newsletter as they wait for the training to start after the current lockdown


Rural Development Environmental Officer, Maeve Howe commented:

“The Kildare Community Biodiversity Project which is an in-house project that CKLP is running in partnership with the Heritage section of Kildare County Council. Green Pine Consultants are the company that have the contract for the delivering project and Brian Gaynor from there put the newsletter together. O

Originally, the training sessions with our ten different towns and villages from around the county were supposed to be happening now, but they’ve been postponed until September. The newsletters are a way of keeping people interested and showing them what’s going on in nature at the moment”


If you would like to receive the future newsletters for June, July and August, please email Brian at to be added to the distribution list.


The ten towns and villages that are taking part in the project are:

Allenwood, Ballitore, Ballymore Eustace, Carbury, Celbridge, Clane, Kilcullen, Kill, Monasterevin and Newbridge.


If anyone would like to attend the training in any of the ten towns when it resumes (hopefully in September), they can also email Brian to be notified and to register with him.