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Riverine Environmental Project

Riverine Environmental Project

The Riverine Environmental Project is a PEACE IV funded project, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) is designed to enable people from different backgrounds to come together to discover, explore and protect this diverse region.  

 

The Riverine Environmental Project is made up of several different strands that concentrate on different aspects of engaging with our environment; from learning how to grow plants, to exploring, to protection and conservation. 

Environmental Champions – This group focuses on environmental action such as litter picking, water quality monitoring and habitat improvement. 

Environmental Explorers - Participants explore wild places on bike, river and foot. The programme has designed to help people realise how much the local environment has to offer.  

Learning in the Landscape – Through hands on experiences participants learn new skills such as growing food, monitoring bats and local heritage.  

Like with all aspects of life at the moment, the different programmes have had to adapt to ensure that they are following current Covid-19 restriction guidelines. These include smaller group sizes, staggered start times and increased hand washing. 

We often think of rivers as something that divide areas and communities. However, the Riverine Environmental Project uses rivers and wild areas to bring communities together allowing people to discover new places, learn new skills and to make new friends. 

Project manager, Allan Bogle from Derry and Strabane District Council says “the Riverine Environmental Project is much more than just giving people experiences in the outdoors. It connects people to the landscape, brings communities together and creates environmental stewardship that will have a lasting legacy in the Strabane/ Lifford area.”

For more information on the Riverine Environment Project, you can contact our Riverine Officer on the details below:

Allan Bogle, Riverine Environmental Officer

Email: allan[email protected]Tel: 07592103820