Wild Work – Learning to Treat Invasive Species

From our experience of working closely with local communities, we have established a project which deals with problematic species such as Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia spp.), Traveller’s Joy (Clematis vitalba), Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) and Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans).

The objectives of our Invasive Species Project are:

  • To identify a means of managing Invasive Species that looks at the entire picture and integrates all those involved i.e. Local Authority, businesses, community groups, residents, etc.
  • To prevent further spread
  • To raise awareness and educate
  • To identify the best and most effective methods of treatment
  • To treat in line with environmental regulations such as the Sustainable Use Directive

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In July 2017 with the support of thirty two of the largest employers across a range of business sectors including Tourism, IT, Pharma, Clean Technologies etc. in the Cork Harbour catchment area, SECAD introduced a new initiative – Wild Work.
Extensive bird trails have been developed by SECAD Partnership and are free to use and can be enjoyed by young and old bird watching enthusiasts.
SECAD Partnership has over twenty years’ experience of successful collaboration with local community and voluntary groups, disadvantaged groups, job seekers, businesses (including private and social enterprise), farmers and schools.
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Using the outdoors to enhance wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Community Development

Enterprise & Tourism

Environment

Managing Community Benefit Funds

Supporting Employment