Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week welcomed confirmation that Ballitore Game and Wildlife Conservation Association (BGWCA) has concluded a deal with Coillte for the future Management and Development of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve for Biodiversity Improvement.
“I am delighted that the future of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve has been secured with a longer term agreement with Coillte. With its future now at the site now secure the Ballitore Game and Wildlife Conservation Association will progress with its development programme including wildlife ponds, nature trails, and habitat development for its members and neighbouring communities to enjoy into the future.
“The nature reserve is a fantastic local amenity for adults and children alike and has been used by both local schools and scout groups for education and recreational purposes. This is a great example of a State Body, in Coillte, supporting and working with a local Conservation Organisation in preserving and developing an amenity for future generations to enjoy.
“This ambitious programme of development got a major boost with the Official Opening of the Narraghmore Nature Reserve in 2015 by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for Forestry Tom Hayes. I have pursued the potential of a longer term agreement with the Minister since his visit and I am pleased that this is now in place.