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Local Community Joins Forces to Protect Natural Resources and Waterways

Local Community Joins Forces to Protect Natural Resources and Waterways

Date: 01/02/2023

Loughs Agency is launching a new and exciting community outreach programme designed to promote the importance of protecting our natural resources and waterways.

The "StreamKeepers" programme aims to educate and engage community members in the preservation and conservation of local rivers, lakes and streams.

The initiative will take place on a cross-border basis in the Foyle and Carlingford catchments, where groups will have the opportunity to discover, explore and analyse their local waterways, meet other StreamKeepers, and build connections throughout the catchment areas.

StreamKeepers will include a variety of project elements, including the exploration and study of rivers and chartering their history, community clean-up events and sharing data on the health of local waterways. The programme will also provide resources and support for community members to take action and make a positive impact on the environment.

Sharon McMahon, Loughs Agency CEO, commented: "We are thrilled to launch this innovative programme, which will provide an opportunity to bring the community together to protect our natural resources. By working together, we can make a real difference to the health of our local waterways and ensure they are protected for future generations.

“StreamKeepers will be facilitated by Loughs Agency staff and experts to assist local community groups within the Foyle and Carlingford catchments, which will create a valuable learning experience that ultimately leads to environmental and community benefits.”

The first three StreamKeepers events are scheduled for 3rd February, 8th February and 20th February, 2023. Community members interested in signing up can visit or for more information.

The StreamKeepers programme is supported by funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund.

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