COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCHES MONAGHAN WETLAND NETWORK

20 August 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

To coincide with National Heritage Week, Monaghan Co Council has launched the Monaghan Wetland Network to showcase the importance of wetlands for nature, climate and people. The purpose of the Monaghan Wetland Network is to safeguard our wetlands through conservation and nature enhancement measures, promoting their biodiversity, cultural, health benefits and values, sharing our experiences and building capacity to protect our wonderful wetland heritage.

Funding is also being made available through the Co Council, via the Monaghan Wetland Action Plan Fund, to carry out actions at a Wetland Network sites. The aim of the fund is to incentivise community groups and individual landowners to take positive actions for wetland sites as part of the Monaghan Wetlands Action Plan.

The fund is modest, but it is planned to grow this in subsequent years as the network develops. Monaghan is also partnering with the Irish Rural Link’s Community Wetland Forum over the Autumn to run community workshops in conjunction with the action plan and Monaghan wetland network. Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council Councillor Aidan Campbell is inviting people, community groups and landowners to join the Wetland Network.

He stated: “Monaghan is lucky to have wonderful wetlands right across the county, and we are realising more and more the importance of these habitats for climate resilience, nature and people. I am delighted to announce the partnership with the Irish Rural Link’s Community Wetland Forum, who…

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