ARDEE Tidy Towns, Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, and Ardee Library recently took part in an Eco Tribes Biodiversity Challenge.
They transferred a vacant patch of land at the back of Ardee Library into a habitat for bees and butterflies celebrating the EU Year of Citizens.
The launch of the project was attended by Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire third class pupils, Brendan Matthews, chairman Ardee Tidy Town, Deirdre Broderick, Librarian, Ardee Library, Anna Keenan, Ardee Tidy Town, Miriam Clarke, secretary Ardee Tidy Town, Ms Angela McClean, Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire teacher and Bernadette Fennell, Louth County Librarian.
Biodiversity is the study of the animals, plants and micro-organisms that live, feed, reproduce in one area: a bog, woodland, marsh, hedge, lake or stream.
Ardee has one of the richest ecological environments in the county and the Tidy Town group is helping implement projects to improve the town’s marks in the national tidy towns wildlife and natural amenity category. Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire has been one of the most active schools in the county when it comes to promoting environmental projects.
The pupils have already worked with staff and residents at Moorehall Lodge Ardee on the creation of a garden.