This website was Last Updated on 28/10/2020.
A kind benefactor gifted us with some gardening and similar tools, most of which we pressed into service at our clean up days and other projects. However, as we had more than we needed we passed on some of the surplus tools to other local voluntary organisations, Clondalkin Mens Shed, Clondalkin Tidy Towns and today (17/101/2020) to Clondalkin Global Garden.
Protecting, preserving and enhancing the Camac River in Clondalkin; it’s heritage, wildlife and ecosystems; for present and future generations.
This image is of a native White Clawed Crayfish, a species which occurs in the Camac and is endangered due to a virus.
Careful cleaning of fishing gear and clothing can prevent it's demise.
Catching and removing Crayfish from the river is an offence under the Wildlife legislation.
Volunteers from Friends of the Camac (FOTC) participated in Saturday 19 September 2020 World Clean Up Day event on the Grand Canal from the Ninth Lock to Grange Castle organised by Clondalkin Partnership and supported by South Dublin County Council (SDCC).
Thanks to Prof. Jan-Robert Baars from the UCD School of Biology and Environment Science for the use of the images below.
Left to right - a type of Mayfly, Ephemera danica, Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma Nymphula, Trout taking insect from the water surface.
Both the adult insects and their larval stages provide food for fish in the pools and river courses.
Just to let you know that LAWPRO have published a collection of the stories (winners & runners up) submitted to the ‘Stories from the Waterside’ Competition. The booklet is available to download here: http://watersandcommunities.ie/stories-from-the-waterside/
Líle Ní Annracháin Frost from Clondalkin entered a story, which was a runner up so it’s featured in the booklet.
We arranged to have 2 surveys on the river, and they were carried out by Triturus Environmental Ltd.
They were generously funded by the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPro).
1) Biodiversity Assessment of the River Camac, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin - December 2018.
2) Fisheries Assessment of the River Camac, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin - August 2019.
We have taken the advice and recommendations arising from these surveys into consideration while planning our programmes and working on the improvement of the river's water quality and on the nearby environment.
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