A River Ecology Training Project
“The Schools engagement are designed to increase awareness on river corridor ecology and water quality; help reconnect communities with their river catchments, and to discuss and promote ‘best practice’ across a wide range of activities to assist in securing sustainability for rural communities”
The Catchment-based Aquatic Education initiative, carried out in support of Water Framework Directive implementation, which was produced by Coomhola Salmon Trust, ltd., supported by ‘The Challenge Fund’ and Ring of Gullion AONB. This project involved four participating schools in County Armagh hydrometric areas which flow off of Slieve Gullion.
The Project delivery agent was Coomhola Salmon Trust, ltd., a not-for-profit Environmental NGO based in Bantry, Co. Cork; producers of the ‘StreamScapes’ Aquatic & Biodiversity Education Programme. ‘StreamScapes’ has been utilised in the Republic and in Northern Ireland by Government Departments and Local Authorities within the context of wider efforts to raise awareness of Aquatic and Biodiversity issues with particular reference to the Water Framework Directive and with a further view to assist rural communities in achieving viability & sustainability.