Timber dams at Barnacullian Ridge starting to work

We had a bright clear day on Sunday for our return to the peatlands restoration project at the Barnacullian Ridge in the Wicklow Mountains with the NPWS rangers.

It was great to see how the timber dams had worked and started to collect water and hold back the movement of sediment. Some of the grass seed had also germinated and you can see in photos on our social platforms the protective effect of the sheep fence.

The rangers have nearly finished their work in this site and 18 of our volunteers helped them build a further 36 small dams. We look forward to seeing the site improve and restore more over the coming years!