05.04.16 - Special Award: The Pollinator Award
The Pollinator Award aims to encourage TidyTowns groups to implement pollinator friendly actions in their towns and villages as part of the TidyTowns competition.
Irish bees, crucial in the pollination of our plants, trees and vegetables, are in decline. This is because we’ve drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food our countryside provides for them.
The aim of the award is to reverse this trend by encouraging TidyTowns groups to take simple measures such as leaving wildflowers to grow along roadsides, field margins, and/or using more pollinator friendly plantings in parks and gardens.
The award supports the All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 and is sponsored by the Heritage Offices & Biodiversity Offices of Local Authorities across Ireland.
Click 'Download Document' to see this year's Entry Form.
2017 Pollinator Award Entry Form