Waters and Communities Award - TidyTowns Competition 2022

Opendate_range13 May, 2022, 6:00pm - 10 Jun, 2022, 5:00pm

Community groups can play a vital role in the protection and improvement of our natural water environment. Together, we can protect our waters for future generations to enjoy.

Please stay safe while working close to water and adhere to Covid-19 restrictions
For more information see: 
http://www.iws.ie/ and https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

This competition is open to community groups who have shown an appreciation for their water environment and water heritage by undertaking innovative initiatives or projects during Covid-19.

Waters and Communities Special Award Prize Fund 2022

Four Regional Award Winners
Four Regional Runner Up Award Winners
€1,000 each     
€500 each
  There will also be an additional prize of €1,000 for the overall winner of the four regions

The Waters and Communities Award is run in conjunction with the SuperValu TidyTowns competition.

Closing Date: 10th June 5pm

 See www.tidytowns.ie for more details about the main awards or other special awards.

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Background to the Waters and Communities Award

The Waters and Communities Special Award was first introduced in 2017 and did not run in 2020 due to Covid-19. It made a great come back in 2021 with over 50 high quality applications received. The award is to recognise communities who are taking positive steps towards raising awareness and showing appreciation of their local rivers, lakes, streams, canals and coast. The Award is sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland www.fisheriesireland.ie (responsible for the protection, conservation and promotion of Fisheries); Waterways Ireland www.waterwaysireland.org  (responsible for the management of inland navigable waterways) and the Local Authority Waters Programme www.watersandcommunities.ie  (working with communities to get involved in the management of natural waters).