Managed by Ulster Wildlife, on behalf of Ards and North Down Borough Council, extensive works have been carried out at the three hectare wetland to make it accessible to visitors again, including a brand new path, bridge and weir. New signage has also been installed to enhance the visitor experience.
Additionally, a range of conservation measures have been undertaken to benefit local wildlife. The species-rich meadow beside the wetland ponds has been restored and expanded, with new wildflower areas created for pollinators which will be visible next spring and summer.
The completed works were funded by NIEA Challenge Fund and Biffa Award and are part of a continuing programme of enhancement of Balloo Wetland, for both people and wildlife.