There are many ways to get involved in looking after your community’s catchment.
- Sign up for our Catchments Newsletter using the form below.
- Make sure your primary or secondary school is involved in the Green Schools programme.
- See if your local Tidy Towns committee is interested in taking part in the “Value Water Award”.
- Organise an annual spring clean of your area.
- Get involved with Clean Coasts if you are near the sea.
- Check Volunteer Ireland to see if there are any relevant groups in your area.
- Check ChangeX.org to see if there are social innovations you’d like to copy for your area, or to see if you could join an existing group in your community.
- Set up a locally-led agri environment scheme – you can read a how-to guide on our blog.
- Set up a Rivers Trust for your area – see blog by Mark Horton.
When you sign up for our Catchments Newsletter, if you tell us what county you are in, we can contact you with information about anything new that starts in your area.
Also, you can contact the Waters and Communities Office. This office partners with local communities across Ireland to provide advice and support on water-based initiatives.
We have Community Water Officers based across the country who work with local authorities, stakeholders, interest groups, Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), Public Participation Networks (PPNs), Local Development Companies, and so on to promote community engagement and to mobilise community action around water management.
You can get in touch with the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0761 06 5262.