Events – International

Unless otherwise labelled, all events take place on 22nd July, 2018

Burns Bog Conservation Society – Jog for the Bog

Jog through the Delta Nature Reserve this summer to get your run in & to help protect one of earth’s natural ecosystems.

J4TB 2018 invitation posterJoin us for our annual Jog for the Bog event on International Bog Day. This annual event celebrates the beauty of bogs and help spread awareness of peatlands, their importance to all species & ecosystems, and the threats they face.

Jog for the Bog will allow families and community members to learn more about Burns Bog and other peatlands. It will allow us to promote our Peatlands for People Revisited Conference, to be held in October

There will be live entertainment, hot pancakes, and breathtaking views. Bring your friends & family and discover this natural wonder right in your backyard!

Site: Delta Nature Reserve, 10389 Nordel Court, Delta, BC V4C 6P6, Canada

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Irish Peatland Conservation Council: Peat Crossing Borderlines

Note: this event takes place on the 28th and 29th July

Saturday 28th July – Join IPCC for our International Bog Day celebrations as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage – Peat Crossing Borderlines. The evening will run from 7.30pm-10.30pm and will include a welcome reception at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre followed by an exciting line-up of speakers including Prof Matthijs Schouten from the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Irish Bogs, His Excellency Mr Peter Kok – Netherlands Ambassador to Ireland and IPCC’s Catherine O’Connell (CEO). Anna Collins from Kildare Bat Group and Tom McCormack from Birdwatch Kildare will also share some interesting facts about some of the resident wildlife at the centre. If you would like to attend this free event please contact us bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

Sunday 29th July – Bog tour. The bog couch tour will be leaving the Bog of Allen Nature Centre at 9.30am sharp. The tour will visit Scragh Bog in Co. Westmeath and Girley Bog, Co. Meath. Such will be provided at Causey Farm, Co. Meath. Spaces on the bus tour will be limited due to travel requirements so please book your place ASAP as seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This is a free event but booking is essential. To book your place please contact us at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

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Header photo credit: Norrie Russell