How to build a Leaky Dam

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Learn how to build a leaky dam and install on a drain in Clonmany

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As part of the Inishowen Rivers Trust catchment scale project to install natural flood management measures in Clonmany, the Trust are offering volunteers the opportunity to learn how to install a boarded leaky dam.

Led by our construction team, Landowner Liaison Officer Mark Davenport and trustee Rosemary McCloskey, this workshop will show volunteers how to site and install the dam, how the dams work and give the volunteers the opportunity in build a number of dams on site.

Venue: a location for the work will be emailed to all registered participants by Friday 15th November. The site will be on the Ballyhallan River catchment.

What to bring: Wear suitable clothing and footwear. The Trust will provide the appropriate PPE.

Time: 11am to 1pm

This project was funded through the EU LEADER Programme 2014-2020 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas with additional support from the OPW, LAWPRO and Donegal County Council.

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The Inishowen Rivers Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection & restoration of the rivers and natural watercourses of Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of understanding our rivers and catchments, including their fauna, flora, biodiversity, economic or social activity, and river catchment management, for the advancement of environmental protection or improvement for the benefit of the public. 

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