MulkearLIFE was delighted to be in a position to attend an important seminar hosted by project supporter Teagasc on the key role watercourse margins play in enhancing biodiversity in riparian zones. The event took place in Johnstown Castle in Teagasc’s Environmental Research Centre on 2 September 2010 and included a field trip. MulkearLIFE has a particular interest in measures to enhance biodiversity in riparian margins and within rivers and new approaches to improve water quality and is working alongside farmers in the Mulkear catchment to achieve this.
The seminar and field visit afforded MulkearLIFE an opportunity to network with key role players in various universities across Ireland and to discuss practical research and policy issues with Teagasc researchers and Department of Agriculture staff.
Separately, the project had an opportunity to brief Teagasc on the work programme of MulkearLIFE and project actions within the local farming community in the Mulkear catchment to improve water quality.