Go to our Pictures and Memories page to read Paul Nixon's story about Clondalkin in the 1960s
The results are in!
We have added the list of winning entries to our Events page with pictures of the winners being presented with their prizes. Well done all!
Hi all, Just to report that we had our first River Clean Up (since the relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions) on Saturday 05 December 2020. Our (socially distanced) volunteers collected 4 bags of plastic bottles and drinks cans which will be recycled by Round Towers GAA Club, 2 bags of glass bottles which were recycled in the Mills Centre Bottle Bank, leaving only 5 bags of rubbish of general waste for collection by SDCC. This meant that by sorting the 11 bags of litter we collected, we prevented 6 bags of litter going to general waste and ultimately into landfill.
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.
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.
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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