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 a peat 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