Do you spend your summers on the riverbank?
If you love nothing more than strolling by the water or taking a dip in the cool depths of your local river, you might be surprised to know that Ireland’s rivers are in trouble.
In fact, a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report showed the number of pristine rivers in Ireland has fallen from 500 to just 20 in the past 30 years, putting wetland birds and animal habitats under threat.
Lifelong naturalist Donna Weiner will host a free online talk with Cork Nature Network on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.
Weiner, who has dedicated her life to appreciating and protecting the natural environment, will discuss the importance of rivers’ health and the wildlife that depends on them and offer some tips on how we can make a difference and help protect our local waterways.
“I am really passionate about empowering individuals and communities to improve the health of their local rivers and streams by engaging in water and nature-focused citizen science initiatives that can benefit the natural landscapes as well as the individuals who participate,” said Donna.
The talk will include topics such as the value of healthy rivers for people and wildlife, what makes a river catchment healthy, and potential opportunities available for people and community groups to get involved and make a difference.
The event is free and will be hosted via Zoom on April 29th at 7pm. Register now at EventBrite.