Water and rare species under
the microscope
in Ballyleague

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Ballyleague Village Renewal and Tidy Towns Committee hosted a major seminar and field trip last weekend on the theme of biodiversity and water quality as part of an Agenda 21 project sponsored by Roscommon county council.

Ballyleague Village Renewal and Tidy Towns Committee hosted a major seminar and field trip last weekend on the theme of biodiversity and water quality as part of an Agenda 21 project sponsored by Roscommon county council.

Volunteers from tidy towns committees all over Roscommon and Longford came to Ballyleague to learn more about the biodiversity in the local area from the Irish Peatland Council and then see for themselves the vast array of species along the banks of the River Shannon in the shadow of the ESB Power station.

Students from Ballyleague and Lanesborough who are studying at the local community college used the occasion to continue their audit and survey on the very many species of rare plants and animals in the local area. The results of this survey will be published as part of Ballyleague’s Tidy Towns application for 2013 in June.

Our pictures show some of the delegates from all over the region who came to Ballyleague on Saturday to take part in the seminar and field trip along the river banks.

The project was hosted by Ballyleague Village Renewal and Tidy Towns committee as part of their ongoing commitment to creating greater awareness of biodiversity in the Ballyleague-Lanesborough area.