The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place on Saturday, 24th November 2012, from 10.00 to 13.00. The outing will be to the Clare Glens, on the Clare River and will focus on site assessment techniques, Leave No Trace, riparian management, installation of bird boxes, path repair work and a river clean-up.
No Dumping No Littering, Clare Glens, November 2010 (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.
In order to organise numbers please let us know by Thursday 22nd November 2012 if you are in a position to attend. Tel. 061 300 238 or 087 062 5582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Lifts will be available from the Dock Rd. in Limerick and from Annacotty but please phone beforehand to arrange.
This practical conservation outing will be the third visit by the MCVs to the Clare Glens following successful visits in November 2010 and November 2011 during which major clean ups were undertaken.
General clean up of riparian zone, Clare Glens, Nov 2010 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Please bring the following: – Appropriate clothing & foot ware & rain gear – Water (if required) & a flask of tea or coffee & snack (if required in the field) – Gloves will be supplied but if you have your own and would prefer to use same please bring them.
MulkearLIFE will supply all other equipment.
Reviewing the days work, Clare Glens (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. 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. New members are always welcome.
Evening Light – Clare Glens (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)