New Video: On the banks of the River Laid

May 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM 4 comments

I’m finishing up my posts on my trip to Northern Ireland as you read this, but I wanted to get these videos up.

To really understand the scale of the river conservation project in Glengormley, you have see the lads’ handiwork for yourself. (There’s a lot of great footage from the banks of the River Laid, 10 clips in all)

Using an old tyre as an insect habitat is an innovative solution to illegal dumping.

The two boys worked on the restoration project on their own initiative.

They hope to conserve the reed bed.

Among other things, they pulled a burnt-out motor scooter from the river.

Using natural materials from the area, they built groins and other features to help control the flow of the river.

Now they hope that gravel will line the banks, creating a spot for trout to spawn.

Clearing over growth brought fish to new areas of the river!

They’ve noticed a lot of pollution from passing lorries and have contacted local authorities.

Some of the rocks used to restore the river.

“That’s why they call him the groin king!”


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4 Comments Add your own

  • […] we had seen the project (but not enough space write about it, so check out the video) I returned to my car , slightly muddy and damp but with the knowledge that there is truly great […]

  • 2. Harry Savage  |  May 21, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Boys I an really impressed with the work you have been doing at Mosley. My wife Ann has kept me up to date with your project . I was so pleased to hear that you had been recognized and won a prize in the competition. Best of luck with your exams.

    Harry Savage

  • 3. andrew moore  |  May 27, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    thank you for your comment. our work is still very much ongoing and we are planning to install new features at the end of june, also we are talking with our angling club about a re stocking program for our stretch of river…. so things are going well .
    Andrew and William

  • 4. william lyons  |  February 9, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    well don to them


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