This year, the Heritage Council once again recognised the efforts of community groups to ensure the preservation, protection, and promotion of Ireland’s built, natural and cultural heritage. The County Award category was presented to the most successful heritage event or project from each local authority. The Marley Grange residents association (MGRA) are honoured to win the National Heritage Week Award for our Citizen Science Water Workshop. MGRA are delighted that there was so many residents, adults and children interested in learning about our Little Dargle river and how we can help it.
Donal O’Keeffe LAWPRO Community Water Officer did a” kick sample” and children and adults were able to see all the invertebrate life within the river.
The invertebrates we saw told us that the river is in “stable” health. Thanks to Donal and Deirdre Black DLRCC Heritage Officer for supporting us with our workshop.
Erica Caulder from the MGRA commented “it was so encouraging to have so many local people and kids take part in the workshop and have questions answered by the team there, we were also very lucky to have local ecologist Jo Denyer at the event and get her feedback on it”
The Friends of the Little Dargle have set up a Facebook page. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Facebook page or the Marley Grange Residents Association if they would like to learn more on www.marleygrange.ie