Carlingford Catchment Conversations – Online Workshops and Photo Competition

Date published: 10 February 2021

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The Carlingford Catchment comprises a rich and diverse environmental resource. It is one of four land-sea interface areas across Western Europe that has been chosen as a case study within the EU funded Interreg ALICE Project.

This Project aims to understand how natural and semi-natural features can be introduced to the landscape to improve ecosystem services, e.g. biodiversity and flood alleviation.

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is leading the Carlingford case study. A key component of the Project is the organisation and hosting of free interactive workshops with local stakeholders such as those working in conservation, forestry, farming and environmental management.  

The last in this series of free online workshops will be held over two sessions lasting for 1.5 hours each.

Session 1: Discover the Bigger Picture: 10.30am-12.00pm on 22 Febuary 2021

Carlingford Catchment was chosen as one of four locations around Europe to benefit from development of new, state-of -the-art digital maps. These have been created to help stakeholders  explore how changes in the way we look after land and water can benefit us all, especially in the face of climate change. Join this session to get a preview of these fantastic resources.

Session 2: Informing Better Local Decisions: 1.30-3.00pm on 24 February 2021

There are opportunities to change the way we look after the Catchment. New resources could be found to help. A 'tool kit' of nature-based solutions is being drafted right now. Join this session to discover what is currently in this tool kit and share your thoughts. Help to improve the Catchment, hectare by hectare.

We would like to encourage local people, who are interested in how their rural environment is managed, to participate in these workshops. To register for the workshops please visit or alternatively, email

A competition for the best photo taken in the Carlingford Catchment that illustrates the theme of 'An environment that serves people and nature' is also open. Photos can be landscape images, farming, wildlife activities or anything you think meets the theme. The best photos will be displayed proudly in the forthcoming toolkit being developed as a part of the second workshop session. A selection of ALICE branded goodies will be given as a prize.

All photos must be taken within the Carlingford Catchment (see the map). Please supply your name and the location of the photograph, for use on ALICE Project publications. There is a maximum of two entries per person. If the photo has been taken by someone under 18, please state their age. Please send entries to:

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