Pippa Hackett says she's committed to highlighting good and bad land practices.
The Junior Agriculture Minister is reminding people that the burning and cutting of live vegetation is illegal at this time of year.
Offaly's Pippa Hackett says she's committed to calling out bad practices and educating people on the importance of our biodiversity.
Given an orange level alert for forest fires has been extended until Friday, the Green Party senator is warning that burn anything at the moment would be particularly dangerous.
📢Update 🚨#FireWarning 🔥— Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (@agriculture_ie) March 28, 2022
🟠 Condition Orange - high fire risk🟠
We have extended an Orange Forest Fire Warning arising from weather patterns and expected level of risk.
🕛Pending significant rainfall, warning in place until 12pm on Friday, April 1
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She's appealing to people to be more mindful of the environment:
I am the Minister for Land Use and Biodiversity, and I will call out bad & needless practice when I see it. Some might turn a blind eye - I won’t. Why would I? I regularly highlight positive actions, and I can assure you all that those are much more satisfying to report. 1/10— Pippa Hackett (@pippa_hackett) March 28, 2022