REWILD Wicklow are inviting fellow volunteers to help them clear some smothering bramble from native trees this Sunday at the East Coast Nature Reserve.
ReWild Wicklow was formed in January of 2022 with volunteers embarking on a whole range of activities aimed at improving biodiversity in the county.
Earlier in January ReWild Wicklow volunteers visited the East Coast Nature Reserve and focused on the rare alkaline fen habitat and the removal of growths of gorse that were up to ten years old.
Danny Alvey, Chairperson of ReWild Wicklow, is hoping for some help from members of the public this Sunday, February 5.
“We will be returning to the East Coast Nature Reserve and we can do this work until the end of February and we'll still leave established hedges and bramble sections for nesting birds but clearing some helps the native trees from being smothered and restores a bit of balance to the reserve.
“Any volunteers will have to have loppers or shears and come with good boots or wellies for the waterlogged paths and gloves for handling thorny bramble. We will be entering the reserve through the Sea Road entrance with very limited parking so we will have to carpool down to the gate from the community centre. As well as the work on the day, we'll also get a short talk about the history of the site and the abundance of birdlife that resides there.”
The meeting point is at Newcastle Community Centre for 9.45 a.m.