5 million euro in EU funding has been secured to reverse the implication of nutrients into Mayo’s Lough Carra.
The news was confirmed today by long time campaigner to address the quality of the water in the lake, councillor Al McDonnell.
He welcomed the funding under the EU Life Project, at today’s monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.
The significant funding will be used to secure nutrient sensitive models for farming in the area, together with bumper zones in the most sensitive areas.
Cllr McDonnell said the project will include extensive consultation with local farmers.
The funding was widely welcomed by all councillors present.
Councillor Cyril Burke said he hoped that the local faming community will not be negatively impacted by this project.
Director of services John Condon said it was a very exciting project that was led by the community, working with Mayo County Council, and he said he hoped the model can be used to secure funding for other waterways of concern in the county in the future.