Back in February the Irish Wildlife Trust Kildare Branch held an introduction night for people interested in getting involved with the branch or simply to just find out who we are and what we do. If you missed our Intro night and you’d like to find out more about the Kildare Branch this post is for you.
What does the IWT mean to you?
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The Irish Wildlife Trust was founded way back in 1979 as a conservation body dedicated to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage. To achieve just this they run a number of education and training programmes like the SAC Watch along with carrying our habitat and species surveys like the Newt Survey and campaigning and lobbying around biodiversity issues. To date the IWT has branches in Dublin, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Cavan, Louth/Monaghan, Mayo, Sligo/Leitrim, Cork and Kildare.
Since it’s establishment in November 2011 the Kildare branch has organised a successful array of talks and events throughout Kildare. Our education team ran a series of children’s story telling days in Newbridge, Naas and Maynooth libraries while our conservation team got us involved in the National Spring Clean Up and are planning a series of future events ranging from Balsam Bashing to activity walks.
IWT Kildare Branch Members participating in the National Spring Clean with Maynooth Tidy Towns
We have had our Introduction Night featuring the IWT Chairperson and Conservation Officer as special guests and Science In Action, a talk dedicated to highlighting how scientists are making a difference in the understanding and protection of Irish Wildlife.
For the rest of the year we plan to have a number of competitions, activity events, walks and talks and we would love it if you got involved! Whether you attend an IWT Kildare Branch event or you help us organise one we rely on volunteers to make the branch the best it can be.
In case you’d like to see the presentation we gave on the night, here it is:
If you would like more information about the Kildare Branch or if you think you’d like to get involved with us either by volunteering with us or if you think you’d like to come to our next event let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.