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Cllr Jodie Neary launches 2nd year of Greystones/Kilcoole Bee Route Project

Social Democrats Cllr for Greystones, Kilcoole, Delgany and Newcastle will be launching the second year of the Bee Route Project this weekend, but in a smaller capacity due to current COVID restrictions.

On Sunday, Cllr Neary will make available ‘Pick a Pack’ seeds in envelopes at Little Tern Park Playground in Kilcoole at a similar time, from 10:30-12pm.

Speaking on the launch, Cllr Neary says “due to COVID restrictions I am unable to launch year two of the Bee Route Project in the same capacity as last year, as I do not want to encourage groups of people congregating while case numbers are still too high. In its place I will be hanging up envelopes with seeds inside for you to collect at your own leisure at two spots over the coming weekend.

“Pick a Pack means you can just pick a pack of seeds contained in an envelope which I will string along the playground and which you can take home to plant, and which will hopefully encourage bee pollinators to visit your garden this summer. The seeds are Giant Russian sunflower seeds grown from last year’s Bee Route Projected kindly donated from previous sunflower growers. The pack also provides some information on biodiversity and other projects that are taking place.

“I hope that next year we can roll out the Bee Route Project on a much bigger scale and really impact on bee pollinator numbers in our area.

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