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Citizen Science

The Dalgan river monitoring initiative was launched on the 21st of April 2023 in collaboration with The Local Authorities Water Programme. 

The Ballyhaunis Citizen Science programme, the first in County Mayo, wishes to engage communities and raise awareness in schools. Freshwater monitoring follows a simple “traffic light system” of good and bad indicator species, i.e. easily identifiable insects indicating the health of the aquatic environment.


The sampling is carried out at specific sites each season, and the data is entered in the National Biodiversity Database, to inform water quality trends and initiatives to improve it. We welcome volunteers to help us in our biodiversity actions.

River Investigation 1

Learn more about our work

Citizen Science Guide

Read through our findings in 2023 and the Citizen Science Stream Index (CSSI) used to monitor and track our work.

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