Dynamic Dunes field outing at Brittas Bay

Dunes outing

Wicklow County Council is inviting those interested to attend the next ‘Behind the Beach’ event at Brittas Bay on Saturday next, 19th November, at 11am.

This outing will focus on the ecology and formation of dunes and dune habitats and highlight natural and man-made pressures.   People should meet at South Beach car park.

This will be the final event in the current programme of six biodiversity events co-ordinated at Brittas Bay by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council and supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service under the Local Biodiversity Action Plan Fund.

Other outings earlier this autumn have been themed on butterfly identification and recording, conservation management, and migrating birds, while there have been two popular hands-on volunteer days: a dune clean-up and most recently a sea buckthorn removal event.  

Mr Brian Gleeson, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, commented that the programme is part the Council’s ongoing efforts to enhance the conservation management and climate resilience of the council owned lands at Brittas Bay, an important coastal amenity and Special Area of Conservation.

Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council stated:  “This biodiversity programme is a really worthwhile initiative that raises public awareness of the importance of dune ecosystems and supports opportunities for members of the public to get involved with volunteering and citizen science opportunities.”

Anyone interested in attending on Saturday, or being on the mailing list for future events, is asked to send an email to wicklowheritage@wicklowcoco.ie.

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