A great day’s work was undertaken through the combined efforts of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers and the Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee last Saturday.
A large number of people from the two bodies gathered to undertake practical conservation work while working in teams on both sides of the river. This included the removal of new shoots of Giant Hogweed from the banks of the Mulkear River, above and below the two bridges. It also included a considerable amount of tree planting. This included native Irish specimen species in the area next to the MulkearLIFE wall mural and the planting of a large number of native Irish alder on both sides of the river.
MCV members in action – creating habitat for wildlife (Image: Kevin O’ Gorman)
A general clean up of the riparian zone next to the Mill Bar and below the new bridge also took place.
Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee member in action (Image: Yvonne Ryan)
Resulting clean-up (Image: Yvonne Ryan)
This practical conservation work was made considerably easier due to the combined efforts of Mulkear Conservation Volunteers and the Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee.
Off-loading of native Irish specimen trees (Image: Yvonne Ryan)
Preparing the ground (Image: Yvonne Ryan)
Planting of a variety of native Irish specimen trees (Image: Kevin O’Gorman)
The site in question will be a central focus for the Annacotty Tidy Town Committee in entering the national Tidy Town Competition in 2012. It will also form part of MulkearLIFE’s celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the LIFE Programme in May of this year.
MulkearLIFE would like to sincerely thank all Mulkear Conservation Volunteers and the members of Annacotty Tidy Towns for all their hard work in helping to make such a success of the outing.
Members of the MCV and Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)