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To coincide with Heritage Week 2024, which takes place form 17 to 25 August, IMMA welcomes back members of D8 Green Bridge Forum and Common Ground for a Biodiversity talk and discussion, with guest speaker Lorraine Bull (Biodiversity officer for Fingal County Council) on Thursday 15 August at 6pm. This session will focus on the creation and sustainability of blue/green corridors which are present between the Liffey, the Camac and the Grand Canal, and why they are of value to the city.

Sat 17 August, 2pm: Meeting Point – The People’s Pavilion, IMMA. 
For the Saturday Walk/Talk bookings can be made via Eventbrite to ‘The Islands Biodiversity Walk-Talk’ starting at IMMA and continuing onto War Memorial Gardens/Island Bridge. This will be led by members of the D8 Green Bridge Forum and will take approximately 1.5 hours. To book click here.

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About Speaker
Lorraine Bull is Biodiversity Officer for Fingal County Council and was the Biodiversity Officer for Dublin City Council from 2019 to July 2024. Lorraine produced and managed the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2021-2025, and has been on the partnership board of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2019. Lorraine holds a BA in Natural Science (Zoology) from Trinity College Dublin and qualifications in Environmental and Planning Legislation.

About D8 Green Bridge forum
The D8 Green Bridge forum (D8GBF) is an active forum that meets monthly. It values and supports access to and the development of quality public green and blue spaces in order to progress connectivity and community well-being across Dublin 8.

Its current projects include improving access and environmental initiatives including the Grand Canal Tow Path, walks and talks, the development of Turvey Park as a quality biodiverse greenspace, and the development of quality public green space in public housing at Tyrone Place, future Emmet Road development and Dolphin House.

The forum emerged out of the recommendations of Mapping Green Dublin (2019 – 2021) a collaborative action research project funded by the EPA and led by UCD’s School of Geography in collaboration with arts organisation Common Ground and artist Seoidín O’Sullivan. Common Ground is an arts development organisation based in Inchicore and supports the D8GBF, for more information e: [email protected]

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