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08/02/2017 - Marram Grass Transplanting at Carrickfinn Beach

 

 

Marram Grass Transplanting at Carrickfinn Beach

 

 

 

A Marram Grass Transplanting workshop will take place at Carrickfinn Beach, Co. Donegal on Friday 24 February 2017.  This workshop is being hosted by Donegal County Council in conjunction with An Taisce’s Blue Flag Initiative.

 

 

Marram Grass, Ammophila arenaria, is the major dune building plant in Ireland. This sand trapping grass can not only help dune systems maintain their positions but reduce blowouts and consolidate areas of loose sands.

 

 

This practical training workshop will develop skills around; when and how to transplant, sources of supply, correct technique and spacing considerations. As part of the workshop a section of the Carrickfinn dunes which have suffered blow-out will be replanted.

 

 

Course Programme

 

 

Time

 

10.00am               Arrival & registration

 

10.15am               Tool talk & practical session

 

12.00pm               Lunch

 

12.30pm               Marram Grass transplanting

 

2.30pm                 Overview, evaluation & finish

 

 

What to bring

 

 

Packed lunch- warm & cold drinks. We will be having lunch outside.

 

Appropriate clothing for the weather/practical session and sturdy boots.

 

A spade/trowel.

 

Secateurs/strong scissors.

 

 

Getting there

 

Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.  Click here for directions.

 

 

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Donegal+Airport,+Ireland+(CFN)/@55.0445558,-8.3416006,673m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x485f79c3b79c16b7:0x770063f57866131c!8m2!3d55.0381768!4d-8.3425785

 

 

Contact               

 

Further information can be received by emailing dfriel@donegalcoco.ie .

 

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