Our team of 11 volunteers, with help from some family members, completed a hard day’s work on Rams Island, Lough Neagh on Saturday. The Rams Island Heritage Project (an undertaking of the River Bann and Lough Neagh Association Company) is committed to helping protect and conserve the wildlife and heritage of Rams Island on Lough Neagh.
The BIA team travelled out to the island well-equipped for the task ahead. And while they always work hard at Belfast International Airport, by the end of the day, there were some aches and pains that hadn’t been felt before! On the positive side, the volunteers had cleared a substantial area on the island, making it free from the sycamore saplings.
One of our volunteers, Lauren Deegan said: “What a day! When I thought we were going to uproot the saplings, I had no idea what was involved. It really stretched the limbs but we had a laugh along the way. “The Rams Island project team do incredible work maintaining the habitat and it was great to play a small part of that.”
Rather than ramble on about the task, we thought we’d let you see a little bit of the team in action here.
Pictured above: The volunteers that undertook the project on Saturday 10th October.
Pictured below: A before & after of one of many over populated areas of sycamore saplings the team cleared.