‘Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world’

Nelson Mandela

Here in The Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust we believe the key to inspiring our communities to protect and conserve our environment is education. We aim to raise awareness within the communities of Iveragh Peninsula of the diverse and interesting species we share our part of the world with. Educate about the influences our human activities have on our natural environment and ways to reduce or eliminate these impacts.

In 2017 the Trust started an ‘Adopt a stream’ program with the local primary schools, where local children ‘get their feet wet’ exploring the invertebrates and other flora and fauna in their ‘adopted’ streams. Each year the transition year students from the Colaiste na Sceilge in Caherciveen visit the Catchments as part of their curricular activities and the ‘Old Hatchery’ welcomes many casual visitors to view and find out about the ongoing work of the Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust.

This year we also presented the work to date of Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust at an International conference in Dingle and will be running a community workshops at various events throughout the winter.

We are currently working on our education and volunteer program for 2018 and will be updating this page soon.