Lecale Conservation Association members were delighted to have been at Tyrella Beach today, May 27th, beginning this season’s planting of the important sand dunes along the beach.
Treasurer, Cadogan Enright, and association members Bill and Lyn took charge planting grasses at the foot of dunes today, following Lecale Conservation’s previous victory, in winning £10k for the beach, last year.   

Cllr Cadogan Enright welcomed the ‘Living Places and Spaces’ funding assisting the planting today; as “Tyrella Beach is one of NI’s best-known public beaches and its popularity has led to erosion along the front edge of the Dune systems with sections being under-cut and falling into the sea. However, by planting new dune plants behind the fence, grown from locally sourced seed conservation charity True Harvest Seeds, this allows the front side of the dune systems to re-establish. Once the new front edge of the dunes is strengthened and established, erosion is stopped,” he explained.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who have supported this project so far, as well as funding bodies Department for Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs, and Newry Mourne and Down District Council, and our planting partner, Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership and True Harvest Seeds.