SWESDG programme - Peat Resources of the Somerset Moors

Event date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Event venue: 
Avalon Marshes Centre, Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Event description: 

The meeting will be held at the Avalon Marshes Centre with arrival from 10am.

Following coffee and welcome, several participants from key organisations will give short presentations on peat issues from their perspective: nature conservation, farming, wetland archaeology, peat for horticulture and peat as waste material

This will be followed by a late-morning walk to Shapwick Heath to study peat soils and water level management.

In the afternoon there is a tour of Godwin's Peat Works and finally a visit to the peat bog restoration project at Westhay Moor.

Cost: Free to BSSS members, £10 for non-members - includes refreshments and buffet lunch.

Booking is now closed.

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