The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) work to help protect, manage and enhance the Natural Heritage of the Mulkear Catchment through volunteer participation in practical conservation projects. The provisional schedule for MCV outings in 2013 is available here: Mulkear Conservation Volunteers: 2013 Schedule of Outings. Please download and keep for the year.
MCV members undertake path repair work, Nov 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
All events listed are free of charge. Membership of the MCV is open to all and becoming a member is free of charge. A membership form is available here: Membership Form
Members remove pheasant berry above Bilboa Br, Sept 2012 (Image: Glen Wightman)
Areas of conservation work include removal of invasives plants, e.g. Himalayan Balsam, path clearance and scrub clearance work, river clean-ups, assisting in otter survey work, installing artificial otter holts, building otter holts, assisting with field trips (Heritage Week events), organising talks, workshops, training, etc.
Installation of artificial otter holt, January 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers help to enhance biodiversity through volunteer participation in practical conservation activities linked to MulkearLIFE’s work programme within the Mulkear catchment – covering Limerick & Tipperary.
Training in otter survey work – scheduled for June 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The MCV also assist in the work of local authorities (Limerick County Council / Tipperary County Council North & South Riding) and the National Parks & Wildlife Service in maintaining access to, conservation of and protection of the natural environment of the Mulkear Catchment.
MCV members at Annacotty, February 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
In addition, the MCV assist in the conservation work of local community groups to maintain the natural environment of the Mulkear Catchment while helping to promote awareness of the natural environment through practical conservation activities.
Members undertake a major clean-up of the Clare Glens (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Anyone wishing to find out more about the work of the MCV can contact the MulkearLIFE project office 061 300 238. Please forward this information to anyone you feel might be interested in becoming a member.
Looking forward to a great year practical conservation outings and fun in 2013.