River Blackwater, Ballinode village

Water quality in our rivers, lakes, groundwater, and coastal waters has deteriorated in recent years. We need urgent action to halt this decline and reverse the damage. The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) are asking for your views and comments on what needs to happen for the next six-years that can make a difference for water quality, nature, climate, and local communities.

Come along to an online meeting for PPN Members on Tuesday 30th November at 7pm and let your views be heard.

The purpose of this meeting, which will comprise of a 30-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and discussion, is to consider the issues affecting water quality in Monaghan’s rivers and lakes, and what is proposed to protect and restore them as outlined in the Draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027. Participants will also be informed as to how they can go about making submission on the Draft River Basin Management Plan.

The Draft Plan was published in September by the Government and is open for public consultation period until 31st March, 2022. You can download it here: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/2bda0-public-consultation-on-the-draft-river-basin-management-plan-for-ireland-2022-2027/

You can also learn more about the Draft Plan via the Virtual Public Consultation Room and make a make a submission on the plan here: https://drbmp-vcr.ie/
If you wish to attend, please register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:
https://lawaters-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdu-hqDosEtUewGPEJ0DVDtCkaDaDIk8E

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.