The communities of Forkhill, Mullaghbawn and Cullyhanna came together over 10 weeks at the start of 2017 through the Shared Waters, Shared Landscapes Project to create a vision for their local lakes and rivers. The aim of the project was to re-engage the community young and old with the lakes, rivers and streams in the area.
A number of events were held as part of the project. Free soil testing was offered to landowners and farmers bordering the rivers and lakes in the area with the purpose of helping them save money on fertiliser costs and improve soil quality.
Overall the project was a great success, with the Ring of Gullion Partnership and Dundalk Institute of Technology Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies, wishing to convey their thanks and appreciation to all whom have participated in making the project run so well. We would also like to thank the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s Challenge Fund for funding the project.