The final outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers for 2013 will take place on Saturday, 23rd November 2013, from 10.00 to 13.00. The outing will be to the Clare Glens, on the Clare River. This practical conservation outing will be the fourth visit by the MCVs to this site over the past number of years. The work will include riparian management, installation of bird boxes above and below Clare Bridge, path repair work, a river clean-up, the use of site assessment techniques and Leave No Trace awareness along rivers and within riparian zones. Tree planting will also hopefully form part of the outing.
The beautiful Clare Glens, November 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The meeting point will be the Clare Glens car park area (Tipperary side) which is approximately 4 km outside of the town of Newport. Lifts will be available from the Dock Rd. in Limerick and from Annacotty but please phone beforehand to arrange.
MCV members, Clare Glens, November 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
In order to organise numbers please let us know by Thursday 21st November 2013 if you are in a position to attend. Tel. 061 300 238 or 087 062 5582 or e-mail email@example.com. Lifts will be available from the Dock Rd. in Limerick and from Annacotty but please phone beforehand to arrange.
Path repair work below Clare Bridge, November 2012 (Image: Glen Wightman)
With this much work planned we hope to get as many new and old MCV members as possible for this the final practical conservation outing for 2013. Any new volunteers who would like to experience the work of the MCV please join us.
Please bring the following: – Appropriate clothing & foot ware (robust boots / wellingtons) & rain gear – Gloves will be supplied but if you would prefer to use your own please bring them. – Water (if required) & and a flask of tea or coffee & snack (if required). Please note there are no facilities on site.
MulkearLIFE will supply all other equipment incl. spades, tools, bags, ladder, bird boxes, etc.
Please forward this information to any volunteers you feel might be interested in becoming a member of the MCV.
Reviewing the days work, Clare Glens, in 2010 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers are helping to enhance biodiversity through volunteer participation in practical conservation activities linked to MulkearLIFE’s work programme. They are assisting in the conservation efforts of local community groups in maintaining the natural environment of the Mulkear Catchment.
General clean up of riparian zone, Clare Glens, Nov 2010 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The work includes the removal of non-native invasive plant species and helping to organise outings, talks, workshops and training on biodiversity in the Mulkear. It is free to join the MCV and new members are always welcome.
Evening Light – Clare Glens, Nov 2010 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)