When: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 6pm - 8pm
Where: Concourse, Civic Offices, Nenagh
When: Thursday 4th May 2017 6pm - 8pm
Where: Gallery, Craft Granary, Church Street, Cahir
Join us at any time between 6-8pm for a discussion on the proposed Green and Blue Infrastructure Masterplan Roadmap for Tipperary Waterways
Tipperary County Council, as a partner in the EU INTERREG Europe part-funded ‘SWARE’ (Sustainable Heritage Management of Waterway Regions) project, is in the process of developing a Green and Blue Infrastructure Masterplan Roadmap for Tipperary Waterways. The Masterplan Roadmap is a strategic plan focusing on the two primary waterways in County Tipperary – Lough Derg and River Suir. The objective is to develop an integrated plan incorporating for example, biodiversity, heritage, tourism, sport, leisure, water eco-system management, communities and economy to provide a cooperative strategic plan for our county’s waterways.
Attached are flyers outlining further details for these events.
Who should attend:
All members of the public are welcome including community groups, voluntary organisations, environmental and biodiversity groups, heritage and conservation groups, tourism providers, sport and recreation providers, business owners, Chambers of Commerce and all other interested persons.
Pre-registration to attend is appreciated, but not required, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Green and Blue Infrastructure?
Green (green spaces) and blue (aquatic ecosystems) infrastructure plays a key role in conserving, restoring and increasing biodiversity and expanding ecological connectivity and considers land-use as core habitats, corridors, buffer zones, stepping stones and multi-functional areas. The Green and Blue Infrastructure concept involves planning, managing and engineering of green and blue spaces and eco-systems in order to provide specific benefits to society in both urban and rural areas. Such an approach is about ‘joined up’ thinking; it is an integrated approach to planning and links land-use, landscape, services, ecology, heritage, tourism, etc., and provides ecological, economic and social benefits through natural solutions.
This activity is part of the SWARE project which has been funded with support from the European Commission. Further information on the project can be found at www.interregeurope.eu/sware.