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Peatland Restoration Demo Day - 17 Feb 2022

Published: 09 February 2022

Date: 17 February 2022

Time: 12-2pm

Location: Meet opposite the old Girlsta Chapel on the Girlsta Road to Stromfirth. https://goo.gl/maps/qvH5WUMQmdz2rfnVA

Cost: FREE

  • Waterproof boots and warm clothing are essential.
  • Refreshments will be available (but please bring your own mug!)

Shetland Amenity Trust and the Shetland Peat Restoration Services Team are nearing the end of their third season of work at Girlsta funded by Peatland ACTION. Machines are still on site and this will be a great opportunity to see what the work involves and the transformation that the peatland has undergone.

Shetland Amenity Trust has facilitated the restoration of degraded peatlands in Shetland for eight years, with around 400ha now restored. We work with local landowners to improve and repair bogs and to raise awareness of the value of these bogs and how people can get involved. Peatland ACTION has funded 15 projects in Shetland.

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Sue, Peatland Action Project Officer - sue.white@shetlandamenity.org

We look forward to seeing you there.

Photo: Austin Taylor