Inishowen River Guardians

A River Guardian is a volunteer from the community who is trained to survey and monitor the rivers, lakes and coastal areas of Inishowen, returning this information to the Inishowen Rivers Trust and helping to restore and protect our local water bodies.

The IRT were awarded funding in 2018/19 through the EU Leader Programme to offer a range of training modules. The modules are open to all participants who wish to get involved with the work of the trust and learn more about how to manage rivers.

Inishowen Rivers Guardians.

  • Riverfly Monitoring (ARMI Training) (Completed)
  • Small Stream Characterisation Course (Atlantic Salmon Trust) (Completed)
  • Electrofishing (completed)
  • Bank Erosion Control (completed)
  • Hydromorphology (Completed)
  • Invasive Species Control
  • ArcGIS Online (Completed)
  • Chainsaw Certification (Completed)

These courses will run between December 2018 and August 2019. If you would like to find out more about these courses and sign up as an Inishowen River Guardian, please call 087 647 8183 or email