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Girley Bog min

Exploring water, the blood of the bog and peatland biodiversity at Girley Bog in Co. Meath

14 August, 2pm - 4pm

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

  • Girley Community Hall
  • Girley
  • 53.666083, -6.924748
  • Co. Meath

Peatlands cover 3% of the earth's surface and are important hydrological habitats which sequester vast amounts of carbon. However, all peatlands in Ireland have been impacted in some way by people, for example drainage and peat extraction. These activities lower the water table allowing for plant decomposition to occur and the release of carbon into the atmosphere. This in-turn has a knock on effect with peatland flora and fauna, making the habitat unsuitable for some.

Discover how IPCC have actively engaged in raising the water table on site by blocking drains, allowing it to sequester carbon and to conserve the habitat for local animals and plants. Join IPCC for this walk and talk event on the 14th August from 2-4pm to explore the wildlife that call Girley Bog home, learn about how the site is managed and observe a demonstration of how the IPCC monitor the water table. We will also have a fun engaging frog search for the younger attendees. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.

For more information, contact IPCC by email at bogs@ipcc.ie or by phone on 045860133. Please dress for the outdoors and boggy terrain. We meet at Girley Hall in Co. Meath. Parking is to the front of the building.

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