The Mulkear EIP is delighted to the featured in latest Catchments Newsletter (Issue 11 – Autumn 2019).
The Project is extremely grateful to the Catchment Science and Management Unit of the EPA for the wonderful publication. The two page article on the Mulkear EIP outlines the background to the project and the fact that it offers a new approach to address water quality concerns at a landscape scale by developing catchment sensitive farming practices in a catchment considered ‘At Risk’ from a water quality perspective.
The article notes that the The Mulkear EIP offers a new approach to address water quality concerns by developing catchment sensitive farming practices and by supporting local farmers to stay farming while bringing about catchment scale improvements in water quality. It is an entirely voluntary programme. It presents an opportunity to local farmers to deliver a suite of catchment-based measures, on their own farms, to support farm viability, water quality and biodiversity.
The project, which is entirely voluntary in nature, will support local farmers to stay farming across the Mulkear Catchment while bringing about catchment scale improvements in water quality. The article also noted that the project is addressing the significant pressures from agriculture impacting on water quality. This is being done via a partnership approach across the wider Mulkear Catchment (Limerick & Tipperary) supported by a range of project partners.
The article on the Mulkear EIP is featured in a jam packed edition of the Catchments Newsletter with articles and news stories from around the county and indeed from around the world. See article here: http://www.catchments.ie/download-category/catchments-newsletter/