Join Grass Roots and make a difference to your local environment!

If you live in the Greater Belfast area and want to work on practical projects with important impact on nature conservation,

Grass Roots is the group for you.

If you are interesting in coming to an event, email

or text/phone Ken on 07901 944001 to get the full meeting details.

Please note that a Consent form is required before your first involvement with Grass Roots

Please do not turn up without booking in advance, as arrangements may be changed at short notice.

New! Revised Risk Assessments

Grass Roots drew up Risk Assessments for all activities a number of years ago, as part of our approach to Health and Safety. 

We have reviewed all our Risk Assessments during Autumn 2022, and the revised versions are available to view on the 'Policies and Safeguarding' page - use the menu on the left.

Grass Roots has its own Facebook page
Please go to and Like our page!

We use the Facebook page for news and posting photos of recent events
- the Photo Gallery here is just for Archive pictures

Grass Roots have been working in the Greater Belfast area for over 40 years, on well-known sites such as the Bog Meadows, Colin Glen and along the River Lagan, protecting habitats and improving access.  At times, we travel further afield, and we have worked on sites right across Northern Ireland.

We carry out all sorts of conservation tasks, from tree planting to drystone walling, digging ponds to wildlife surveys and fencing to hedge-laying.  Every year we are involved in Beachwatch, organised by the Marine Conservation Society, and we have social events through the year to enjoy the countryside we work in.

Grass Roots work fortnightly at the weekend; we would love you to join us.  Transport can be arranged.  See links at the left for our work programme.

Grass Roots Conservation Group is a registered charity with registration no. NIC102932.  You can access our page on the NI Charity Commissioners website here.