Restoring Trees and Rivers at Ballinclare Dairy

We have lots of amazing information about this riparian restoration project coming soon.

Below you’ll find an assortment of photos of our volunteers and the landowner, George, working throughout the cold, winter days of early 2022.

We are planting an assortment of 16 different Native Species, inoculated with mycorrhizal fungi to increase the tree’s resilience, improve the carbon storage potential, and build the soil food web.

Using the EPA’s Mapping Tools to maximise ecological impact

We use the EPA’s detailed GIS maps to point us toward locations that would benefit from ecological restoration. This map shows the High Risk of Surface Water Phosphate runoff at the site we are working on.

Baseline Water Quality and Macroinvertebrate Survey

LAWPRO‘s Community Water Officer, Donal O’Keefe joined our Baseline Water Quality and Macroinvertebrate Survey. We sampled the Ballinclare stream using a 3-minute kick sample at the points where the stream enters and exits George’s farm. We found the stream is At Risk of not meeting the Water Framework Directive. This stream is part of the Owenavarragh Priority Area for Action, and you can learn more about the pressures on the Owenavarragh Catchment by reading the EPA’s 3rd Cycle Draft Owenavorragh Catchment Report.

Photos of our team hard at work planting certified, Native Irish Trees by Chris Parkes.


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