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The Carbon Community Volunteering Day

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

To celebrate National Tree Week, The Carbon Community is hosting a volunteering open day at the Glandwr Forest near Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Wales on Saturday, 4th December.

Volunteers will be able to get involved with The Carbon Community’s landmark carbon study which aims to accelerate and enhance the sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in trees and soil to tackle the climate crisis. As part of the project over 25,000 trees have been planted in the Glandwr Forest near Llandovery, Wales. This unique field trial combines forest microbiome inoculation and enhanced rock weathering, two nature-based climate solutions which have never previously been deployed together at scale.

The study includes over 25,000 trees planted on 11 hectares and volunteers will be able to get involved with protecting some of the scientific instruments involved in the study and helping to maintain the science plots.

Activities available include:

Installing fencing: This is to protect the lysimeters which are use to measure carbon and other nutrients in the water in the soil.

Plot maintenance: We will be improving access to the trees by removing rope that was a critical marker for the initial layout of the scientific plots. It is important to remove this before it becomes further embedded in the vegetation on the ground.

Both activities are quite physical, if you are able to help with fence posts, please ensure you are wearing suitable steel-toed workboots.
Our team will be on hand to help guide you on the day.

Location: Detailed instructions on how to access the site will be sent to registrants. The site is near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales and can be accessed via car or train & by foot. We are trying to keep the carbon footprint of the project as low as possible, please consider this in your travel plans. If you are travelling by train, we will be happy to accommodate late arrival on site / early departure to fit in with the train timetable.

The Glandwr Forest is a new forest being created by The Carbon Community. As a new organisation, our facilities are limited. Volunteers should bring plenty of sun protection, wind protection or rain protection depending on the day. Also, please bring your own water & lunch as there are no catering facilities, we will provide snacks!

We will comply with covid guidelines in Wales, please ensure you also follow all guidelines when travelling to the site.

THANK YOU!

ps – Registration is required. When completing the registration form, please register all members of your party.

Details

Date:
December 4, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-carbon-community-community-science-volunteering-days-tickets-207189147317?aff=NatTreeWeek

Organizer

The Carbon Community
Email:
info@carboncommunity.org
Website:
https://www.carboncommunity.org/

Venue

The Carbon Community
The Carbon Community, Glandwr Forest
Llandovery, SA20 OLW
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Website:
https://www.carboncommunity.org/