Peatland restoration with coir rolls

On Sunday a dedicated crew of our volunteers hiked high onto the Barnacullian Ridge in the Wicklow Mountains to continue helping National Park rangers with peatland restoration.

This time we were helping to move and secure innovative coir rolls to act as dams in areas of runoff that weren't deep enough for the usual small wooden dams. We helped purchase these coir rolls last year with a community grant from the Heritage Council of Ireland.

With several peatland restoration sites now in progress across the blanket bogs of the Wicklow Mountains, we'll have more volunteer days throughout the summer and the rangers have a dedicated day every Thursday. There is no more rewarding way to spend the day hiking and working in the mountains whilst helping to restore nature and stopping huge amounts of carbon washing into our rivers. Join us here.