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08/02/2017 - Marram Grass Transplanting at Carrickfinn Beach



Marram Grass Transplanting at Carrickfinn Beach




A Marram Grass Transplanting workshop will take place at Carrickfinn Beach, Co. Donegal on Friday 24 February 2017.  This workshop is being hosted by Donegal County Council in conjunction with An Taisce’s Blue Flag Initiative.



Marram Grass, Ammophila arenaria, is the major dune building plant in Ireland. This sand trapping grass can not only help dune systems maintain their positions but reduce blowouts and consolidate areas of loose sands.



This practical training workshop will develop skills around; when and how to transplant, sources of supply, correct technique and spacing considerations. As part of the workshop a section of the Carrickfinn dunes which have suffered blow-out will be replanted.



Course Programme





10.00am               Arrival & registration


10.15am               Tool talk & practical session


12.00pm               Lunch


12.30pm               Marram Grass transplanting


2.30pm                 Overview, evaluation & finish



What to bring



Packed lunch- warm & cold drinks. We will be having lunch outside.


Appropriate clothing for the weather/practical session and sturdy boots.


A spade/trowel.


Secateurs/strong scissors.



Getting there


Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.  Click here for directions.,+Ireland+(CFN)/@55.0445558,-8.3416006,673m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x485f79c3b79c16b7:0x770063f57866131c!8m2!3d55.0381768!4d-8.3425785





Further information can be received by emailing [email protected] .


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