The Inishowen Rivers Trust are delighted to announce that we are now hiring our first ever staff member! Although the Trust has been operating for 5 years, it has always been through the fantastic support of our volunteers and hard working Board of Directors. Putting a Project Officer in place will be a turning point for the Trust and it will be exciting to see what lies ahead.
Community discuss natural flood management measures
February 2020 – On Friday 14th February, the Inishowen Rivers Trust invited the community to hear more about their research into Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) and discuss the opportunities for delivering these in Inishowen. The meeting held in Colgan Hall was attended by a diverse range of interested parties from across the peninsula.
At the Inishowen Rivers Trust we love to encourage the planting of trees and this year again we are giving away native trees to anyone with the space to plant them! With the kind support of the Community Environment Action Fund (Donegal CoCo and Dept of Communications, Climate Action & Environment) and the Trees on the Land charity.
November 2019 – The Inishowen Rivers Trust were delighted to welcome the Earth Horizons, an independent film production team, to Inishowen to meet with the Trust directors and volunteers. Earth Horizons produce the popular environmental programme Eco Eye which airs on RTE and launches into Season 18 in January 2020.
Gods, Gold & Graft: Lough Foyle’s Nature and Culture
August 2019 – The Inishowen Rivers Trust are delighted to welcome Dr. Liam Campbell to Inishowen to deliver a fascinating insight into the culture and heritage of Lough Foyle for this year’s Heritage Week event. The Local Authority Waters Programme have once again supported the Trust in offering a special, annual heritage event to coincide with Heritage Week. This year is the turn of a firm favourite Liam Campbell, an Inishowen native.
July 20th 2019 – The Trust had a great time at the Carn Show on Saturday 20th July. Lots of activity in the Food Enterprise Tent with lovely neighbours and the smell of delicious food coming from all sides! Directors Mervyn, Claire and Trish had plenty of time to chat to folk who stopped by to view the Trust stall.
July 2019 – The Rivers Trust UK is the umbrella body of the rivers trusts movement across Ireland and the UK. Each year the Trust produces an annual review and this year the review features a section on rivers trusts in Ireland. This is a review of what the Trust has achieved over the last 12 months, showing all the hard work that communities are achieving and the positive impact we are all having on our precious freshwater environment! Check out pages 16-17 featuring Inishowen Rivers Trust!
May 2019 – Prof. Mary Bourke and her #Megafloods team are currently conducting a study on natural water retention measures (also known as natural flood management) on behalf of the Inishowen Rivers Trust to investigate the suitability of the Inishowen landscape for such measures.
October 2018 – The use of trees in natural flood management is well documented and in order to find out more about trees and the tree planting schemes available to landowners, the IRT invited Ken Bucke from the Forest Service to speak at this event. This was the second event
September 2018 – Consultant engineer Dr. Barry Walls gave an excellent talk in Colgan Hall on 29th September 2018 as part of the Inishowen Rivers Trust’s explorations on the theme of natural flood management. Dr. Walls talk began with