New Wetlands For Dodder Valley Park

Brian Lawlor Dodder Valley Park

Two new wetlands are due to be constructed in the Dodder Valley Park. They are part of the Council’s Action on Climate Change plan and will provide a new eco-system that will attract new wildlife to the area and allow flora and fauna to flourish. Chair of South Dublin County Council’s Environmental Committee, Cllr. Brian Lawlor, who is pictured at one of the two locations, has warmly welcomed the initiative.

“I am thrilled that my proposal for wetlands in the Dodder Valley was approved by the Council. This initiative will help protect and enhance our natural environment by creating a brand new eco-system right here in the Dodder Valley. These new wetlands will become home to several different species of plants and animals, which could include everything from newts and frogs, to bats and even the critically endangered European eel. With the sad destruction of the wetlands in Tallaght last year, these new wetlands are a really welcome development for our local natural environment,” said Cllr. Brian Lawlor.

“There has been huge investment into the Park recently and it’s great to see so many people out and about walking the new pathways. A walk by the weir is a great way to clear your head, especially for those who are working from home these days,” concluded Cllr. Brian Lawlor.

Sarah Brooks

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