There are many ways to get involved in looking after your community’s catchment.
You can sign up for our quarterly Catchments Newsletter using the form below, and if you let us know what county you are in, we can contact you with relevant information about anything new that starts in your area.
The Waters and Communities Office
The Waters and Communities office partners with local communities across Ireland to provide advice and support on water based initiatives. Some examples include:
- Invasive species removal and control
- Fish passage improvement
- Fish spawning enhancement
- Riverbank improvement works/halting erosion
- In stream works – stream crossings
- Community engagement
- Citizens monitoring their local river – Nature detectives
- Recreation of wildlife habitats
- “Solution to pollution” problems
- Livestock management – where appropriate
- River Signage
- Tidy Towns (Tidy Rivers)
Our Community Water Officers are based across the County and will work with local authorities, stakeholders, interest groups, Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), Public Participation Networks (PPNs), Local Development Companies etc. 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.
Things you can do:
- Sign up for our quarterly Catchments Newsletter using the form below
- Making sure your primary or secondary school is involved in the Green Schools programme
- Seeing if your local Tidy Town is interested in taking part in the “Value Water Award”
- Organising an annual spring clean of your area
- If you are near the sea, getting involved with Clean Coasts
- 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 join an existing group helping change things 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