A Unique Opportunity for you to be involved
If you are interested in volunteering to help out with some of our events or projects then we would love to hear from you. Send us a note via the More > Contact Us tab, or, if you just want to attend then that is fine too (either way keep an eye on our news page, on our facebook page or Next Door (Pond Park) page).
We are especially grateful for community grant support from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC).
2020 Projects / Activities - SEE MORE INFO IN THE 2020 Projects Tab.
August - October
Early August - Baking Demonstration
22 September - Tour of Belshaws Quarry and Bat Survey
1 October - hands on tidy up Saturday at Belshaws Quarry Nature Reserve
10 October - Hands on 'Stout' bread and Tomato & Red Pepper soup making.
May to July.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have a 4 strand project underway, funded by LCCC Coronavirus response fund. See the link on the COVID-19 projects tab.
Late Feb to mid June - Community Bee Hive Project
Thanks to all those that voted for our community bee hive project at the 1 Feb LCCC Grand Choice voting day. We have now been awarded a LCCC grant for this exciting project. If you live in the Killultagh Electoral Area and especially if you are from the Whitemountain area and you might have an interest in the setting up and early running of a bee hive then send us a quick note through the Contact Us tab.
As Bees are in effect wild creatures and can sting we need to restrict the numbers and age groups that can be involved in activities at the hive itself. Site prep, hive building and set up is possible for all to be involved in but hive management will be restricted to over 18 years of age. Working party days will usually be on a Saturday and to be involved you will need to be able to commit to a number of Saturday morning or afternoons and maybe some evenings up to middle of June.
This is another first for WDCA and we hope to hear from you.
Bee Hive Activity Schedule
Saturday 29 Feb.: If you are interested in helping prepare the site (a bit of 'gardening' and dead-hedge fence building) then get in touch via the contact us tab.
Monday 2 March: Come to our launch evening on 2 March 7.30pm at Bridge Community Centre.
Sat 1 Feb from 10.30am.
Please come to Maghaberry Community Centre and place your vote for our community bee hive project at a LCCC 'Grand Choice' voting day. We hope that volunteers from the wider Killultagh electoral area will also get involved in a unique environmentally themed project.
To really enable the project to get going, we really need locals to go along on 1st February and vote for our project amongst those on show.
Activities in 2019 were:
Mon 1 April: 7.30pm, 10 years and counting presentation (see News tab)
Sat 11 May, 10am : Bio-Diversity Spruce-Up morning/afternoon at Belshaw's Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park and chance to win a free entry to Balance House Spring Fair later the same day.
Bio-diversity spruce up morning/afternoon at Belshaw’s Quarry Nature Reserve & Sculpture Park, Bensons Rd. Help out from 10am and your name will go into a draw at noon to win a free entry to Balance House Spring Fair that afternoon.
Click on the pdf file guide to get your own full guide of the site through the eyes of sculptors.
25 May 19: Art and Geology tour of Belshaw's Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park.
3 Aug 19: Basket weaving appreciation workshop (see workshops tab) and our stand at The Little Green Allotments local 'festival'.
2 Nov 19: Branch pruning day at Belshaws Quarry Nature Reserve & Sculpture Park.
16 Nov 19: Christmas Wreath Making Workshop. See Workshops tab
Ref our 2 March Bee Hive Project Launch event, if you are interested in helping prepare the site (a bit of 'gardening' and dead-hedge fence building) then get in touch via here or via the contact us tab of www.whitemountain.org. This is another first for WDCA and we hope to hear from you.