River Habitat Assessments to take place on Galway/Roscommon border

Those of you who attended the public meeting in Ballymoe last year will know that the Waters of LIFE is an EU-funded project which aims to contribute towards the protection and restoration of Ireland’s healthiest rivers.

As part of the project, a comprehensive assessment of the river is being carried out as a first step in the Islands Demonstration Catchment (Galway/Roscommon border), to inform the measures and results which will be funded under the scheme. Part of this will involve assessing the existing river habitat at a number of locations in the catchment.

Over a two-week period, extending from October 23rd to November 3rd, a scientist from CBEC plans to walk stretches of river in the DEDs listed below to assess the river habitat. This work will just involve a visual inspection of a range of river features. If you are a landowner in one of these areas, we would be grateful if you could facilitate this work.

For further information, please contact the project team on 085 8549035 or email info@watersoflife.ie.

The DEDs where river surveys are planned are Ballinastack, Ballymoe, Island, Kilcroan, Toberroe, Ballinlough, and Loughanboy.