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The Flow Country: Volunteering Opportunities for Young People Aged 16 to 25

Covering about 200,000 hectares, more than twice the size of Orkney, The Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland is a unique environment.

Due to its importance it has now been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Volunteer Project.

The Flow Country’s bogs have been growing for over 10,000 years, ever since the glaciers melted away at the end of the last Ice Age, and the peat is now up to 10 metres deep. WHV

Volunteers are being sought who would take part in this international initiative. The project will be in partnership with  the RSPB. The volunteers will be trained and  will learn how and why peatlands are being re-wetted in the north of Scotland, as well as why this is starting to happen all around the world.

The long term aim  of the project is the  re-wetting of areas which have been drained, planted on or otherwise damaged. The volunteers will mainly be checking on drain-blocking and monitoring the health of the bog. It is a superb opportunity to pick up new skills whilst working in a unique place.

This initiative offers a residential opportunity, from 12th August – 23rd August 2019, for young people aged 16 to 25 from all over the world .

If you are interested you need to contact The Flow Country World Heritage Site Project email: joe.perry@highland.gov.uk

The Flow Country

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