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Alex92
2007-07-05 23:53:42
Update on Youth Ranger Scheme
First of all, thankyou Jackill for your interest and kind words! The first meeting of the Youth Rangers was great! Our base is at the gate lodge at Silent Valley Resevoir, and as it was the introductory day to the programme, we concentrated on the area around Silent Valley. We helped secure a fence around the tree, vegetable and fruit nurseries to prevent pests from getting in and destroying the plants. We also helped maintain some of the nature trails around Silent Valley. I think next week we will be helping maintain the invasive rhodedendron (I think I spelt that right) on Kinnahalla and other areas in Mourne, as it is becoming a bit of a problem. I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but the Mournes have become much greener over the past few years even, and the heather seems to be disappearing in most parts.
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