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The 5-year South West Peak Landscape Partnership, 2017-2022, was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Sphagnum Plug Planting (Details Forthcoming)

Event Name Sphagnum Plug Planting (Details Forthcoming)
Start Date 24th Feb 2020 10:00 am
End Date 7th Mar 2020 4:00 pm
Duration 12 days and 6 hours

As part of our project 'Upstream Thinking' which has received funding from a Water Environment Grant, we are going to be doing some blanket bog restoration work.  This will involve carrying rolls of sphagnum moss plug plants onto the moor, using wooden dibbers to make small holes in the peat, planting the plugs and ensuring they are firmed in.

The planting is taking place on the Roaches from Monday 24 Feb to Saturday 7 March (Dates TBC) to help restore the site of the fire in 2018.  

If you are interested you can come out for a half or whole day.

In addition we will be making records of where we have planted the plugs, using quadrats, GPS, fixed point photography and measurements.

We will need to be flexible depending on weather conditions so we will confirm the activity with you the day before.

As this work is taking place on open moorland on The Roaches in the winter, weather conditions may be uncomfortable so you will need to ensure you are properly dressed with warm and waterproof clothing and footwear, plus a hat and gloves.

We will provide all equipment needed, plus some warm drinks.

To sign up please register as a SWPLP Volunteer via this link. It's quick and easy!

Schedule of Sphagnum Planting Shifts (Subject to weather and will be confirmed the day before). Can register for 1 shift or multiple. We appreciate any help we can get!

Shifts To Be Posted Soon So Stay Tuned!

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