"Pollinator Award for Tidy Towns
A new Pollinator Award, sponsored by the Heritage Offices & Biodiversity Offices of Local Authorities across Ireland, which encourages Tidy Towns groups to implement pollinator friendly actions as part of the national Tidy Towns competition, has been launched. Irish bees, crucial in the pollination of our plants, trees and vegetables, are in decline. The aim of the award is
to reverse this trend by encouraging Tidy Towns groups to take simple pollinator friendly measures in their local area. To find out more and start planning your pollinator projects see http://www.tidytowns.ie/
Guidelines for Tidy Towns groups to help implement the Pollinator Plan will be available at http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/
The guidelines will include practical actions as well as lists of the best plants for bees. The All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is produced and co-ordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre."