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To: Local Council

Say No to Mow in Co. Meath

Keep our green area wild!

Why is this important?

We have an opportunity to let previously mowed areas rewild and increase biodiversity to create better amenities for all of us.

During this pandemic, many of our green areas have been allowed to grow wild, with no council mowing ongoing. Green areas have been allowed to flourish, so that we have yellows, purples, blues, whites, as well as lush green grass.

When council workers are allowed to return, we want to keep wild the areas that don't require mowing (e.g. grass verges, fields in which only the edges are walked).

Letting previously managed areas rewild will save the council money and the maintenance budget can be used elsewhere for other social initiatives. The benefits go far beyond the rewilded areas.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown has helped biodiversity in the media.

Lunderstown, Co. Meath, A92 TD82, Ireland

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2020-06-08 09:45:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-06-07 09:37:34 +0100

It can be different. Re-thinking farming in rural Ireland.

2020-06-04 15:42:25 +0100

Over the last few years butterfly diversity has increased in Ireland. Rewilding will help to continue this trend.

2020-05-29 11:31:46 +0100

It's taken two months for endangered species to start to return to rewilded areas.
It would only take two hours of mowing to undo it all. Now more than ever we need biodiversity.

The campaign has reached its first milestone and if we can all ask one more person to sign up we will reach the next milestone. Consider signing the petitions for neighbouring counties as their biodiversity affects us too.

2020-05-27 09:07:27 +0100

10 signatures reached