Funding has been allocated to Mulranny Environmental Group for a site assessment of the Bunahowna River Nature Corridor by an ecologist. Photo: Failte Ireland

Support for 15 Mayo projects under water development fund

Up to 15 Mayo projects have been approved through the Local Authority Waters Programme Community Water Development Fund.

The fund supports communities and groups to deliver projects that enhance the quality of local streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal areas.

Nationally, 182 successful applications will receive funding in 2022, the scheme will be administered by LAWPRO on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage.

The following are the Mayo recipients:

Lough Carra Catchment Association, Lough Carra’s waterlife (aquatic/terrestrial form), ecologist guided, hands-on lakeshore experience for local schools and community, €4,000.

Decarbonise Westport & Westport Tidy Towns, Seagrass Survey Project at Clew Bay, € 2,000.

Mulranny Environmental Group, Bunahowna River Nature Corridor - site assessment by an ecologist, €500.

Baile slachtmhar Beal an Mhuirthead / Belmullet Tidy Towns, Water walk/Slí Uisce - storyboard, planting, walkway markers, € 1,420.

Belcarra Tidy Towns, creating a Blue Dot Way between the Belcarra Riverside Walk and Walshpool Lake, €1,000.

Glencorrib & Cross Anglers, Ballynalty river Riperian zone protection - planting, €1,450.

River Moy Trust, Pollagh River fencing project, €5,500.

Bonniconlon Village Enhancement and Tidy Towns, stream improvement for biodiversity reasons in our community - removal of conifers from along a stream to be replaced by native pollinator friendly planting, €3,000.

Bohola Community Park Committee, pond creation for Bohola Community Biodiversity Park, €5,000.

Mayo Gaels GAA Club, Mayo Abbey stormwater management and Wetland development, € 4,200.

River Moy Search and Rescue Ballina CLG, enhancement of Enormous Tufa Habitat / Clearance of Scrub, €4,603.

Ballyhaunis Community Council Clg, Annagh/Cartron Basin Habitat: Feasability study incorporating a habitat management plan to assess rehabilitation of the lake, €2,096.00

Castlebar Tidy Towns, Bee Way: Educate, Protect, Restore the Flora and Fauna on the Lough Lannagh – Turlough Greenway. Completion of Ecological Survey. €4,413.24

Lough Carra Catchment Association, restoration of Ballintubber Waterbody Riverbank via fencing and and installation of cattle water drinkers. €2,000.

Straide Community Development Group (SCDG), Straide Spring Wells - water testing, €500.