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Glenedra River Tree Planting Project

25 May 2016 10:57

NI Water, The Woodland Trust and The Loughs Agency have joined forces to complete a successful tree planting project on the banks of the Glenedra River in Co Londonderry.
NI Water use water from the Glenedra River, where water quality can frequently be poor due to bankside erosion and instability of the river.
NI Water Catchment Manager, Roy Taylor, explained:
“The project involved planting trees along the banks of the Glenedra River.  This relatively simple act can have tremendous benefits to the quality of the river. For example, they act as a physical barrier, preventing pesticides from reaching watercourses. The roots of the trees also help stabilise river banks and can connect areas of woodland, helping certain species move through the landscape.
“The project is an example of how multiple organisations with different priorities can work effectively in partnership to reach a common goal. The Glenedra Riparian Tree Planting Project is one of a suite of projects developed by various partners under NI Water’s SCaMP NI project.”

SCaMP NI is an approach to sustainable land management within drinking water catchments, to increase the benefits gained and minimise risks from the environment.  

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Notes to Editors
The objective of SCaMP is to improve the quality and reliability of the raw water received at NI Water’s raw water abstraction points through sustainable catchment based solutions that focus on protecting the natural environment through achieving favourable conditions and habitat improvement.  

All media enquires to NI Water press office 028 9035 4710 or email press.office@niwater.com.

Caption:
Front From Left: Emmett Carten (Loughs Agency), Roly Wysner(Loughs Agency), David Robinson (Loughs Agency), back from left Roy Taylor (NI Water), Gregor Fulton (Woodland Trust), Jason McCartney (Loughs Agency) and Cecil McCool (NI Water).

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