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€23,500 In Grants To Bring Benefits To Communities And Local Waters In Wicklow

As in previous years, applications for funding exceeded the budget allocated which has increased from €380,000 to €500,000 in 2022.

A total of 202 applications were received with 182 awarded.

Projects approved for grant funding in County Wicklow include:

  • Hydrogeological assessment of Arklow Town Marsh to preserve the protected aquatic habitat (Arklow Tidy Towns)
  • Glencree River Water Quality Project: Improvement and assessment (An Óige Knockree Conservation Group)
  • Three separate Ecological Assessments of Cannistown River/Kilcoole Stream, Newcastle River and Swan River, Bray (Keep Kilcoole Tidy/Kilcoole Biodiversity Group, Newcastle Residents Association/ Biodiversity group, and Bray Tidy Towns/Swan River Conservation Group respectively)
  • Enniskerry Tidy Towns Cookestown River Invasive Species survey and action plan
  • Snapshot Europe 2022 Wildlife Survey across Wicklow Water Habitats (ReWild Wicklow)
  • Refurbishment of Observation Hide at BirdWatch Ireland’s East Coast Nature Reserve (BirdWatch Ireland) and
  • The Park Stream, Shillelagh. Installation of solar powered water fountain (Shillelagh Peoples Property Ltd)


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