We made it! After what’s felt like hundreds of cold, wet days of hard graft in the moors, we’ve finally reached our target of planting 40,000 plugs and 4,000 handfuls of sphagnum moss. This work, undertaken by our dedicated and hardworking volunteers, will help keep the bog at Dove Stone good and wet. It will soak up lots of rain, keeping our peat healthy so it can store lots of carbon and reduce the risk of wildfire. It will slow the flow of water off the bog too, helping keep our valleys safe from flood damage in the future.
This project has been made possible by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Accessed through the Greater Manchester Environment Fund.
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund was developed by Defra and is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.