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 were open to all participants who wish to get involved with the work of the trust and learn more about how to manage rivers. All modules have now been completed.

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 (Completed)
  • ArcGIS Online (Completed)
  • Chainsaw Certification (Completed)

These courses ran between December 2018 and October 2019. In the future we hope to provide additional training courses to further enhance the skills and knowledge of our volunteers. If you would like to find out more about training with the Trust, please call 087 647 8183 or email