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Shannonside region to receive almost €150,000 for biodiversity projects

Sep 22, 2022 13:09 By Shannonside News
Shannonside region to receive almost €150,000 for biodiversity projects Shannonside region to receive almost €150,000 for biodiversity projects
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Projects include the treatment of Japanese Knotweed in Roscommon and research on the Quagga mussel in the River Shannon.

Almost 150,000 euro in funding has been allocated to biodiversity projects across the Shannonside region.

Longford received the highest amount locally at just over 53,000 euro, with almost of this going towards the county's historic hedgerow project.

A funding boost of almost 48,000 euro has been given out in Roscommon with 18,826 euro granted towards the treatment of Japanese Knotweed across the county.

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A further 9,282 euro has been approved for a Birdwatch Ireland survey at Carrowbehy bog.

Meanwhile almost 48,000 euro will be divided between three projects in Leitrim, over half of this will be given to 6 local community groups to devise a biodiversity and pollinator plan.

All three local authorities have received 3,371 euro to carry out research on the Quagga mussel which is found in the River Shannon and has the potential to threaten the provision of water.

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