Thank-you Intel for inviting me to talk about the wetlands project today and show our slideshow as part of your World Earth Week for employees.
Attached are some photos from the Clean Up at the wetlands this morning. There were about six of us out at one point and we collected a lot of rubbish but the trolleys will have to be a council job to clean up.
And a special mention to Cllrs. Gerry Flynn and Mike Mckee for the help they gave us
The Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project is holding a community information evening for locals in Shannon Library on Friday 22nd March from 6.15pm to 7.45 pm.
Below is some actual and some imagined images of the Shannon Wetlands. Created by John O’Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Inspired by the Shannon Green Infrastructure Plan a group of dedicated community volunteers drawn from Dúchas na Sionna, Shannon Tidy Towns, Shannon Men’s Shed, Club na Sionna and others got together to explore the idea of restoring a wetland amenity in the area known as The Shannon Wetlands located to the rear of Gaelscoil Donncha Rua and the Shannon Leisure Centre. This led to the setting up of the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project in October 2016. Since that time the committee has been active securing funding, undertaking site survey work and generally preparing the site for the next stage of development. Working in close collaboration with Ruairí Ó Conchúir (Local Authority Waters Programme) and Clare County Council the Project Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee to guide the project. From the outset of the project it has been important to consult with the community as to how the people of Shannon wished this unique urban wetland site to develop. Public engagement events have occurred during Heritage Week 2017 and 2018 and this year on World Wetlands Day, 2nd February 2019.
The Shannon Wetlands Project is pleased to announce that a public meeting will take place in the in Shannon Library on Friday 22nd March from 6.15pm to 7.45 p.m. The public meeting will give locals a chance to get involved with the ongoing visioning process for the Shannon wetlands site and to meet committee members and the staff from agencies supporting the project. The event will include an overview of work completed on site to date (2017 to 2019). It is also an opportunity to learn more about the proposed vision for the site – namely to create an attractive amenity that promotes biodiversity, and enhances the heritage, community, recreational and tourism value of the site while making the site user friendly and accessible. The meeting will unpack this and the work of the Project Committee to bring this to fruition. All are welcome so please come join us as this is your opportunity to have further input into how you wish the Shannon Wetlands site to develop. Perhaps you have ideas in addition to those outlined above or have skills or knowledge that you can contribute to help make this a truly sustainable community wetlands project that is an inspiration to others. If so, please join us in Shannon Library on Friday 22nd March to hear what has been achieved so far and to discuss the plans.
For more information please contact: Olive Carey of the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project (085 710 7581 / email@example.com) or local Community Water Officer, Ruairí Ó Conchúir (085 808 3715 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Friends and Colleagues
Please join the volunteers of the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project to celebrate World Wetlands Day in Shannon Library on Saturday, 2nd February 2019.
What: Celebrate World Wetlands Day
Where: Shannon Public Library, Shannon, Co. Clare
When: Saturday, 2nd February 2019 @ 12 midday
The event will include a presentation focused on the importance of wetlands and will highlight the work undertaken over the past 2 years on the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project.
The event is suitable for children (with a quiz and prizes) and adults alike and will include an optional field trip to the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project – please bring your wellies!!!
Inaugural meeting of the Technical Advisory Group of the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project on Wednesday 05-12-2018 in the premises of the local Shannon Men’s Shed. A great collaborative community-led project involving Dúchas na Sionna, Clare County Council, Community Wetlands Forum, The Waters and Communities Office, NPWS, EPA, Malachy Walsh and Partners. Great to have such expertise to advise on this community project to restore the Shannon Wetlands.
Wetlands page from the Shannon Town Green Infrastructure Plan, published January 2013.
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Below is an image showing the Wetlands are marked as 2 . (I believe this is from the Shannon Town Masterplan document published by Clare Council in 2013 – I must check!)
I couldn’t find it in the “Shannon Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2012-18 Written Statement”