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14/03/19
Cumbria BogLIFE end of project conference

This conference marks the end of the five year, EU LIFE-funded lowland raised peatbog restoration project, which has taken place over 3 sites in Cumbria. These are Bolton Fell Moss, Wedholme Flow, and Roudsea Wood and Mosses.

 

07/03/19
Wetland Management Demonstration Event

Location: Fenn’s & Whixall NNR, North Shropshire/Wrexham SY13 2PD
 
Fenn’s & Whixall National Nature Reserve, Britain’s 3rd largest raised bog, this is an opportunity to see:
  • Peat bunding techniques in operation
  • Tree harvesting to convert peatland to bog
  • Trials to manage Molinia (Purple Moor Grass)
Time: 1:0am – 3pm
 
 

18/02/19
Moving towards a future of peat-free products

Cheap, usually imported, bags of peat do not reflect the environmental costs to society caused by peat mining and are undercutting the production and supply of peat-free materials. Advances in the development of peat-free horticultural products, means that the UK could establish its own long-term viable industry providing sustainable soil conditioners and growing materials for amateur and professional gardeners

 

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