Are you a resident of County Louth? Would you like to: Learn about the myriad of life forms in County Louth’s unique rivers and streams Gain an IFM Certificate of Achievement! Ideal for volunteers, naturalists, anglers & all budding citizen scientists Field and on-line classroom components All field equipment supplied Professionally designed manuals for each course.

Courses cover:

  • “Reading” streams and river channels – how to become a Freshwater Detective
  • Identifying pristine rivers and streams
  • Assessing pollution / water quality – sources and remedial action
  • Barriers – the importance of river connectivity
  • River & stream conservation
  • Biosecurity & Invasive species

Funded by Louth Leader Partnership, Ken Whelan and Martin McGarrigle are delighted to announce two Small Streams Characterisation System (SSCS) Courses in North (19/20 – Sept) and South County Louth (10/11 – Oct)!
For full information on the two courses and how to register visit or contact: [email protected]

Download a registration form from this link