The next practical conservation outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will take place on Saturday, 27th April 2013 from 10.00 to 13.00hrs.
Mute Swans and signets, Bilboa River, Cappamore (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The location for this practical conservation outing, on the Bilboa River, is the green area in Cappamore next to the old creamery. This site is adjacent to the Dairygold Co-op Superstore in Cappamore. This is an important site for juvenile sea lamprey and even smaller Juvenile River / Brook lamprey. The practical conservation work will focus on the importance of habitat protection, including habitat of otter, salmon and lamprey. There is a particular problem on site with the non-native invasive plant, Himalayan Balsam, and the work will involve the removal of invasives, tree planting, a general river clean up and the management of the riparian zone at this beautiful river site.
Himalayan Balsam is a particular problem on site (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Lifts will be available from the MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland office on the Dock Road, Limerick at 09.15hrs (sharp). However, please make contact to arrange such lifts.
In order to organise numbers please let us know by Thursday (25th April) if you are in a position to attend.
Scoil Caitriona, enjoying the Cappamore site in June 2011 (Image: R. Ó Conchúir)
Please bring: appropriate clothing & foot ware (robust walking boots / wellington boots) & rain gear (jacket & trousers. MulkearLIFE will supply all other equipment incl. bags, spades, tress, tools, etc.