Would You Like to Become a Freshwater Detective?

Funded by Louth Leader Partnership, Ken Whelan and Martin McGarrigle are delighted to announce two Small Streams Characterisation System  (SSCS) Courses in North (19/20 – Sept 2020) and South County Louth (10/11 – Oct 2020)!

For full information on the two courses and how to register visit (www.louthwatersproject.comor contact: ken@kenwhelan.info 

Download the application form (MSWord) or Download PDF Version – complete it and email to ken@kenwhelan.info or post a hard copy to

Professor Ken Whelan
c/o 23 Cowper Downs
Cowper Road
Dublin D06 V0T2

Are you a resident of County Louth? Would you like to:

Learn about the myriad of life forms in County Louth’s unique rivers and  streams?

Gain an IFM Certificate of Achievement!?

Ideal for volunteers, naturalists, anglers & all budding citizen scientists

Field and on-line classroom components

All field equipment supplied

“Reading” streams and river channels – how to become a Freshwater Detective

  • “Reading” streams and river channels – how to become a Freshwater Detective
  • Identifying pristine rivers and streams
  • Barriers – the importance of river connectivity
  • River & stream conservation
  • Biosecurity & Invasive species
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This project has been funded by the EU through the LEADER / Rural Development Programme – (RDP) 2014 – 2020