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Launch of Bog Restoration Project


Date: 20 May 2021

Collaboration between NPWS & Intel to restore 60 hectares of blanket bog

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Intel Corporation launched a blanket bog restoration project in the Wicklow Mountains National Park (WMNP).

The restoration project will see 60 hectares of drained bog re-wetted to increase water storage levels in part of the River Liffey headwaters by an expected 50-90 million litres. The bog restoration will also protect biodiversity, improve carbon storage, and is likely to improve water quality

This is the first project funded in Europe as part of Intel’s 2030 RISE goal (responsible, inclusive, sustainable, and enabled) to achieve net positive water.  This public-private project collaboration is one of the first of its kind in Ireland for water restoration and the protection of biodiversity.