Ken Whelan was in touch to let us know about the launch of the Harbour to Headwaters project, a project which focuses on creating awareness of the rich biodiversity in the Avoca-Avonmore River Catchment.

The launch will take place on Wednesday, 22 Mar 2023 from 16:30 to 18:00 at the Arklow Maritime Museum, North Quay, Y14 Y744, Arklow.

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Harbour to Headwaters is a collaborative project between County Wicklow Partnership, Arklow Town Team, Wicklow County Council, the Local Authority Waters Programme, East Wicklow Rivers Trust, and Arklow Maritime Museum. The project was LEADER funded by The Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by SSE Renewables, LAWPRO, and Coillte.

The project aims to create awareness and enhance a knowledge of the biodiversity that currently exists in the Avoca River Catchment and encourage ecotourism throughout the catchment area, i.e. from the ‘Harbour to Headwaters’.