Recently Siobhán Quinn visited our school to tell us about her work with Roadbridge. As the new road between Collooney and Castlebaldwin is under construction, her job is to minimise the impact on biodiversity. Her job involves protecting the otters in the waterways, marsh fritillary butterflies in the boglands, badgers in the woodlands and frogs in the ponds. Sustainability on site is very important as they look at their work methods and try to source materials locally.
Wildlife is protected by replacing habitats, planting new trees, constructing artificial badger setts, bat boxes and animal underpasses. Water courses are protected and the clarity of the water is checked regularly.
Reduce, reuse, recycle is the key message!
Thanks to Siobhán for her time and expertise.