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Invasive Plant Species Removal


This Corporate Volunteering Calendar activity is ideal for those who want to get outdoors and support native wildlife through volunteering.

Bull Island Nature Reserve is over-run with a non-native species of plant called Sea-Buckthorn. You might wonder why this is a problem? Well, Sea-Buckthorn grows in a thicket, shading out our native dune plants. This completely alters the character of the local dune habitat which in turn affects the numbers and types of invertebrates (e.g. earthworms, insects, crabs, squid, starfish), birds and other wildlife that can live and survive in the reserve.

Join us as we walk through this beautiful nature reserve and divide into pairs to remove this thorny pest.

All equipment provided including thick rubber gloves. This event will be led by Volunteer Ireland in partnership with Bull Island Interpretive Centre.

Ticket Price: €35 plus booking fee

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Upcoming Dates


  • Thursday 1st July, 9:30-12:30. Fully booked
  • Wednesday 21st July, 9:30-12:30. Fully booked

About the Corporate Volunteering Calendar

This activity is part of Volunteer Ireland’s Corporate Volunteering Calendar. This series of volunteer activities aims to make it easy for employees to make use of the volunteer time provided to them by their companies.

The activities provide fun and impactful ways for employees to engage with volunteering. View the full calendar to see which activity might interest your team!
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