The first information event for new volunteers was held in Aughnacloy last week at Aghaloo Community Centre in the village where those in attendance heard from local biodiversity officer Mark Edgar and Mark Wilson from the River Blackwater Catchment Trust.

Some of those in attendance at the Aughnacloy volunteer information evening.

Some of those in attendance at the Aughnacloy volunteer information evening.

 

Two more volunteer information evenings are scheduled for

Moy Methodist Hall on Tuesday 31 March at 7.30pm

and

Clogher Valley Community Centre on Thurs 2 April again at 7.30pm.

Mark Wilson explained that in Augher, the Trust was looking to meet anyone who enjoys walking on Sliabh Beagh, Favour Royal or Knockmany and would be interested in keeping a look out for protected species that need our help.

Mark Edgar explained to the group the importance of reporting your wildlife sightings and how this helps all the groups involved in wildlife and biodiversity to get a better picture of what is happening and where our help is needed most. You can report sightings via our sightings page on this website or the text number, it only takes a minute.

If you are interested in getting involved and helping wildlife in the area, contact us or come along to one of our information evenings.