Bog Squad Workparty, Blairbeich Bog

Bog Squad Workparty, Blairbeich Bog
Saturday 27th September 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Blairbeich Bog, near Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire

Our work is to help keep the bog wet so that specialist flora & fauna can thrive. The Bog Squad team will use hand tools such as saws and loppers to remove rhododendron, birch and pine from the bog fringes.

We will also undetake  apeat depth survey. The work suits all abilities, but you need a steady footing as we will be working on and walking across challenging, uneven and boggy terrain. There will also be workparties here on 18 and 25 October.

Start:  9am meet at Stirling Office (we may be able to offer some transport), or at 10am in Gartocharn (we will meet and drive together to the bog - we will give you directions and information)

Finish:  3pm (or 4pm back at the Stirling Office)

No expertise is needed for the work just a steady footing as we will be on uneven and boggy terrain. We will use hand tools such as loppers and bowsaws. It’s very rewarding work in a peaceful and fascinating landscape.

Bring: Water, lunch, wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots, waterproofs and work clothes...and a sense of humour. Be prepared for hot weather (sun cream, sun hat) and cold conditions (warm hat, warm jumper).

Booking is essential:

Call: 01786 44 77 53 or email: peatproject@btconnect.com 

Find out more about the Bog Squad: www.bogsquad.weebly.com