East Wicklow Rivers Trust

Protecting, conserving and improving Wicklow’s surface water bodies


The East Wicklow Rivers Trust formed in 2019 from a core group of people who had come together with concerns about the impact of water flow on the Vartry river. 

The Trust covers an area of over 1300 square kilometers, stretching from Bray to Arklow. Our area of interest includes the Vartry, Avoca, and Dargle rivers, and all the other rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands that flow to the Irish Sea in County Wicklow. 

Trusts are independent community-led charitable organisations that delivery education, water management advice and practical conservation work.

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Freshwater Detective Course – Saturday 17 July 2021

Freshwater Detective Course – Saturday 17 July 2021

Do you live in County Wicklow? Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist? We invite you to participate in Ken Whelan’s increasingly popular one-day Freshwater Detective course. You will gain additional skills in aquatic survey techniques and attend the AST’s,...

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Water Blitz

Earthwatch and DCU are running a Water Blitz, providing water testing kits free to members of the public who will test local water quality. General Information: https://earthwatch.org.uk/waterblitz Specific Registration for Irish participants:...

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Small Streams Characterisation Course – Update Dec 2020

The Small Streams Characterisation System courses (SSCS) are being run by the East Wicklow Rivers Trust in partnership with County Wicklow Partnership. To make up for courses missed during lockdown, the following are now being scheduled. You should receive an email...

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