The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers undertook some great practical conservation work in the Clare Glens last Saturday (26th November 2011). Nine members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) braved the cold to undertake a very considerable body of work.
Clare Glens (Image: Courtesy of Kevin O’ Gorman)
The outing focused on litter removal and a general cleanup of the Clare Glens. Litter was removed from the car park area and along the looped walk trail on both sides of the Clare River. The stairs leading down to the river and the trails were tidied up. In total 12 bags of rubbish and a bicycle was removed from the riparian zone and river. Sincere thanks to all MCV members who gave so generously of their time.
Mulkear Conservation Volunteers, Yvonne Ryan (Top) and Gearoid Jackson (Bottom), picking up litter.
Mulkear Conservation Volunteer, Seamus McDonough, sweeping the step leading to the Clare River.
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. The work includes the removal of the invasives plant ‘Himalayan Balsam’ and helping to organise outings, talks, workshops, training, on biodiversity in the Mulkear. New members are always welcome.
Volunteers reviewing the day’s work
The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers is planned for the 10th of December.