Muckhart Village from Seamab

Glebe field willow weaving

We are now looking for keen volunteers to help us deliver a series of measures to help the long-
term success of this project and ensure it continues to benefit the community and the wildlife in
the area.
We will need volunteers on Saturday 18 th November, from 10am to 3pm, to help with willow
spiling*, clearing sediment build-up from the leaky dams and deflectors, seeding, planting of
wildflower plugs, and possibly some tree planting. These are aimed to help increase the
biodiversity of the area and ensure that the measures implemented continue to work and slow the
flow in the event of a flood.
*Willow spiling is a traditional technique that consists of alive willow rods being woven between
fixed stakes on the ground to create a barrier that slows the water flow.
If you, or someone you know may be interested in helping us with the delivery of this project,
please, sign up to our mailing list below or email/phone our Project Officer Mario Palomo at:
– m.palomo@forthriverstrust.org