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Digging Deep for Peat

The Source to Tap team was enthused to see the UK government making a serious commitment to peatland restoration as part of its amendment to the Environment Bill. As the world slowly wakes up to the importance of preserving and restoring peatland, the island of Ireland will be firmly in the spotlight. Ireland’s historic associations […]

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Critical time to minimise herbicide runoff into our rivers and lakes

The rush spraying season is upon us and in both Northern Ireland and Ireland, now is the time when farmers and landowners can do their bit and make simple, cost-effective changes to minimise the amount of herbicide reaching the river. Farmers in the Derg catchment have already been doing this as part of the EU […]

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Meenbog landslide impact on INTERREG VA Project

“The INTERREG partners and the local community, particularly local farmers, have all worked so hard on this project - it is devastating that their efforts won’t now be captured in the way we originally planned."

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River Derg Pilot cross-border Land Incentive Scheme for farmers extended

An innovative pilot cross-border Land Incentive Scheme, which provides 100% funding to landowners for measures to help protect and improve water quality in the River Derg, has been extended until December 2020. The pilot Scheme is part of the Source to Tap Project, which is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, the Department […]

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Innovative pilot cross-border Grant scheme helps farmers protect rivers in Counties Donegal and Tyrone

"This project is win-win for both the environment and agriculture. Farmers understand the importance of water quality and want to help make a difference. This project will help to give them the advice and tools to do so. It is a great example of collaborative working and we are very pleased to be a part of it." -UFU deputy president, David Brown.

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First ‘Discover your River’ event in the Erne

Thank you to Ballybay Wetlands Centre for hosting our first ‘Discover your River’ event in the Erne Catchment. We had a wonderful discussion about memories of the rivers and lakes in the area. We had many say they learnt to swim and had fond memories of the long hot summers spent cooling off in the […]

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A stream of thoughts

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 our first ‘Discover your River’ event took place and it was a triumph! These events have been organised as part of the Source to Tap project to get communities together to talk about their rivers and how as a community they can develop a plan to ensure the preservation and enhancement […]

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€5.3M Cross-Border Sustainable Water Quality Improvement Project Launched in Erne and Derg Catchments

A major €5.3M cross-border project, to improve water quality in rivers and lakes in the Erne and Derg catchment areas was launched today.

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EU invests €4.9 million in improving drinking water from ‘Source to Tap’

The SEUPB has announced a funding offer worth €4.9m, under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, for a highly innovative new project called ‘Source to Tap’.

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