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Conservation Volunteers Galway - Summer 2021!

Environment/Animal welfare

Conservation Volunteers Galway - Summer 2021!

ALIVE

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:23/06/2021
  • End Date:30/08/2021
  • Closing date:30/08/2021
  • Post Updated:23/06/2021
  • Min Hours:1-2 Hours a week
  • Role Type:Once-off /Ad hoc work

Requirements:Interest in the environment!

Description

Volunteers can join in on our weekly activities.

For example:

We will remove some Dock weed from around the perimeter of a re-wilded zone.

Why do we remove Dock Weed?

The method will be to simply sever the stalks using spades. Tools will be available.

Timely removal of Dock stalks from here now, before they produce seeds, will reduce complications during yearly mowing around the circumference later in autumn.

Otherwise a proliferation of dock seeds could be carried on mowing equipment, to other places within the greater city area.

Docks are a listed noxious weed toxic to livestock (which usually avoid eating it) and then it can become dominant within pasturelands, and the law requires prevention of the spread of noxious weeds.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

We also welcome volunteers to join in on a leisurely walk&talk events.

 

For example in the Merlin park Meadows, now fully flushed with thousands of pink orchids amongst yellow buttercups and 'hawksbit'.

The walk distance is approx 1 Km (and back) through three adjoining meadows each with different characteristics.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Saturday Mornings

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Lorraine Tansey

Address: ALIVE, NUI Galway

Website: www.nuigalway.ie/alive

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