Living in a good quality environment is an essential element of a sustainable community. SECAD Partnership recognises that the environment is equal to economic and social development as an enabling factor in building resilient rural communities.

To work towards achieving this, SECAD through its initiative – Wild Work collaborates with communities, environment focused organisations and partners to initiate practical environmental actions and sustainable local development.

South and East Cork Bird Trail

Extensive bird trails have been developed by SECAD Partnership and are free to use and can be enjoyed by young and old bird watching enthusiasts.

Wild Work

In July 2017 with the support of thirty two of the largest employers across a range of business sectors including Tourism, IT, Pharma, Clean Technologies etc. in the Cork Harbour catchment area, SECAD introduced a new initiative – Wild Work.

Wild Work – Biodiversity Services for Community

SECAD Partnership has over twenty years’ experience of successful collaboration with local community and voluntary groups, disadvantaged groups, job seekers, businesses (including private and social enterprise), farmers and schools.
Wild Work Talk

Wild Work – Environment & Wellbeing

Using the outdoors to enhance wellbeing

Wild Work – Learning to Treat Invasive Species

From our experience of working closely with local communities, we have established a project which deals with problematic species such as Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia spp.), Traveller’s Joy (Clematis vitalba), Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) and Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans).

Environment Case Studies

Wild Work Heritage Week in Midleton
SECAD & Wild Work Events for Heritage Week
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Last few places on the following workshops in Tracton, Midleton & Macroom!

SECAD Staff Go Exploring with Wild Work
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We swapped our fortnightly, online staff meeting for an outside Nature & Wellness session and...

FREE Nature & Wellness Sessions for Businesses in South Cork 
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Wild Work invites your staff to get out of the office & into nature this...

Health & Wellbeing

Community Development

Enterprise & Tourism

Managing Community Benefit Funds

Supporting Employment