Biodiversity Flagship Project The Turvey lands are situated to the south of the Rogerstown
Estuary. These lands are owned by Fingal County Council and
comprise of 220 acres of woodland, grassland, salt marsh,
allotments and arable lands. The Rogerstown Estuary and surrounding
lands is an extremely important area for birds. The estuary
is best known for the thousands of overwintering wildfowl
and waders, but is also a vital staging post for autumn migrants
and supports year round populations of songbirds and bird
Given the tranquil and natural setting and the ecological
qualities of this site it was suggested to create a natural
amenity area around the estuary. Fingal County Council produced
a masterplan for the Rogerstown Inner Estuary, together with
local community groups, Birdwatch Ireland, National Parks
& Wildlife Service and the Conservation Volunteers Ireland.
For a copy of the Rogerstown Inner Estuary Masterplan click here or contact the Biodiversity Officer.
Work To Date
To date, over 40.000 trees have been planted by local schoolchildren,
families, volunteers and various businesses. The existing
woodland blocks have been thinned and made more attractive
for wildlife. Local school children built bird and batboxes
which can be found all over Turvey. The abandoned grasslands
along the estuary are being grazed again with Kerry cattle
and the former arable lands have been sown with a linnet seedmixture,
which will provide a rich feeding area for finches and other
seed eating birds in the early winter.
For more information on these projects please contact the
Biodiversity Officer. Fingal County Council wishes to thank Rural Dublin
Leader, The Forestry Service and The Heritage
Council for their generous support towards this project.