**View presentations from the event below**
As part of National Biodiversity Week 2021 we were pleased to host an online event ‘Wicklow Rivers Ecology & Connectivity’ on 18th May. The aims of the event were:
Raise awareness of the fundamental importance of rivers and river systems in county Wicklow as the ‘lifeblood’ of our biodiversity;
Highlight recent studies undertaken through the County Heritage/ Biodiversity Action Plans to record avi fauna usage and fish pass barriers on our rivers;
Update on the ongoing work of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the East Wicklow Rivers Trust (EWRT) in enhancing the ecological connectivity of our rivers, and
Discuss existing and planned remediation projects to tackle fish barriers problems and inprove ecological connectivity.
This event was organised jointly by Wicklow County Council environment staff and heritage officer, the Local Authorities Water & Communities Office, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the East Wicklow Rivers trust. We had an engaged audience of over 40 people and a lively dicsussion. The presentations were hugely informative and we are pleased to make them available below as pdf.s We hope you enjoy