Understanding and Caring for our Waterways – Monaghan

Understanding and Caring for our Waterways – Monaghan

Learn about the myriad of life forms in County Monaghan’s unique streams, rivers and loughs.

Do you want to learn about the ecology and biodiversity of your local streams, rivers, loughs and wetlands?

Do you want some practical and hands-on engagement with these local waters?

Would you like to learn, share ideas, gain expertise in the areas of water conservation and protection?

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. 

To register to attend, fill out the Expression of Interest form:

 https://forms.gle/rnBGFMczoUCJZwAm6

More details below:

Understanding and Caring for our Waterways –

Monaghan LEADER are seeking expressions of interest from you to participate in free Understanding and Caring for our Waterways Training with Ken Whelan and Martin McGarrigle

Introductory webinars will outline the course content and take your queries from 7-8pm on
• Thursday 14th July
• Monday 29th August
To register to attend and or learn more, contact LEADER@midl.ie / 042 974 9500 / 087 176 0877

Water Resources Management Training Days run from
• 9.30am – 1pm
• 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 3rd September – North Monaghan
• Physical structure & function of Irish lakes & rivers
• Invertebrate & plant life in our rivers, lakes & wetlands
• Using animals & plants to assess water quality
Afternoon: field visit

Sunday 4th September – North Monaghan
• Fish & other wildlife in our rivers, lakes & wetlands
• Water Quality Assessment – Local Catchments
Afternoon: field visit

Saturday 17th September – South Monaghan
• The Physical structure and functioning of Irish lakes and rivers
• Invertebrate and plant life in our rivers, lakes and wetlands
• Using animals and plants to assess water quality
Afternoon: field visit

Sunday 18th September – South Monaghan
• Fish and other wildlife in our rivers, lakes and wetlands
• Water Quality Assessment – Local Catchments
Afternoon: field visit

Saturday 8th October – North Monaghan

A field day emphasising lakes in the region

  • Lake Sampling
  • Getting to know the freshwater fish of Ireland
  • The biology of resident and migratory stocks
  • How fish populations work – impact of overfishing
  • Fish predators – detecting their presence
  • Invasive species or new neighbours?
  • Birds and mammals – dipper, heron, kingfisher, ducks, otter, mink, bats

Sunday 9th October – South Monaghan
A field day emphasising lakes in the region

  • Lake Sampling
  • Getting to know the freshwater fish of Ireland
  • The biology of resident and migratory stocks
  • How fish populations work – impact of overfishing
  • Fish predators – detecting their presence
  • Invasive species or new neighbours?
  • Birds and mammals – dipper, heron, kingfisher, ducks, otter, mink, bats
The Scotstown Stream: upstream of Scotstown.

Main themes
1. The Physical structure and functioning of Irish lakes and rivers

2. Invertebrate and plant life in our rivers, lakes and wetlands

3. Using animals and plants to assess water quality

4. Fish and other wildlife in our rivers, lakes and wetlands

5. Threats and opportunities

6. Local Catchment Assessment

7. What can community groups do to improve water quality and the local environment?

For more information, contact Monaghan LEADER at LEADER@midl.ie / 087 176 0877 / 042 9749500

To register to attend, fill out the Expression of Interest form:

 https://forms.gle/rnBGFMczoUCJZwAm6

The Dromore River at Ballynascarva Bridge.