Brought to you by Longford Community Resources CLG The course is now completed but details of the field trips and various sources of water-related information are retained here.
Ken Whelan and Martin McGarrigle are delighted to announce two Community Water Management Courses in North and South County Longford!
The course is now completed but details of the field trips and various sources of water-related information are retained here.
Course began in Nov/Dec 2020 and field work took place in Spring 2021 and early summer.
Learn about the myriad of life forms in County Longford’s unique rivers and streams
•Do you want to learn about your local rivers, lakes and wetlands?
•Do you want some practical and hands-on engagement with these local waters?
•Are you interested in developing local action plans for your local rivers and lakes?
•Do you and your community group need more knowledge and the confidence to apply for funding for your action plan?
•Would you like to learn, share ideas, gain expertise in the areas of water conservation and management?
•Would you like to learn how to develop and implement a local water management plan?
Then this course is for you!
- All are welcome: Tidy Town members, farmers, anglers, walkers, wildlife groups, teachers and anyone with an interest in water protection, conservation and management. There is no charge for this course.
Check out this excellent video explaining how Catchments Work and the work of the Local Authority Water Programme. This Longford Community Water Management Training programme will help to deliver projects that will help to improve water quality and improve local biodiversity in the aquatic environment.
Courses will be run with the classroom sessions online using Zoom and with outdoors group field visits to local waterbodies.
Two FREE courses are scheduled for N & S Longford with each course taking 6 days:
– 4 days (8 evenings) of online classroom sessions (by Zoom*)
Wednesday & Thursday 25/26 November & Saturday 5th December 2020 – South Longford
Wednesdays & Thursdays 2/3 December & 9/10 December 2020 – North Longford
– one day sampling a river and lakeshore in Longford – including biological sampling (22 May 2021)
– a one-day Webinar day focussing on several existing community water projects around the country. (Saturday 12th December 2020.)
Follow-up project visits took place on 27 May 2021 to Newtownforbes, Clondara and Ballymahon and further visits to Lanesboro/Lough Ree, L. Rinn and the Camlin Quarter in Longford 18 June 2021.
The overall aim is to assist participants in developing community action plans for their local waters and develop projects suitable for funding.
We tweeted the above link to a Shannonside Radio interview with Ken Whelan talking about this course.
Also check out this excellent video explaining how Catchments Work and the work of the Local Authority Water Programme. This Longford Community Water Management Training programme will help to deliver projects that will help to improve water quality and improve local biodiversity in the aquatic environment.
This course will have a “classroom” session – online using Zoom technology and a field session with sampling of water bodies in Longford – a lake shore environment.