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Launch of new Community Wetlands Forum CLG

December 4, 2023 @ 10:45 - 14:00

The Community Wetlands Forum (CWF), a member-based forum dedicated to community-led conservation and the wise use of wetland ecosystems, is proud to announce its establishment as a newly independent Company Limited by Guarantee, marking a significant milestone in its journey toward community-led wetland management.

Join us on Monday 4th December at the Hodson Bay Hotel to celebrate the launch of our newly independent Community Wetlands Forum CLG.  Minister Malcolm Noonan will be in attendance to officially launch the new CLG. This will be a day of celebration and looking ahead as we mark this important milestone for the Community Wetlands Forum.

We would love to see you there. The event will begin with registration, tea and coffee from 10:45, with the launch ceremony beginning at 11:30am. Following the launch, there will be a light lunch. There will be a limited amount of space on the day for members and supporters to set up a pop up banner or stall  with literature showcasing their work on the day. If you plan on attending, please register here and indicate whether or not you intend to bring a banner. Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Further information

Formed under the umbrella of Irish Rural Link, the CWF has played a pivotal role in promoting awareness, understanding, and collaborative action to empower communities to safeguard wetland habitats across Ireland. Over the past decade, the CWF has actively engaged local communities, environmental organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions in its mission to support the protection, management, and wise use of wetlands for sustainable communities.

The decision to transition from an initiative under Irish Rural Link to an independent CLG reflects the tremendous growth and impact of the Community Wetlands Forum comprising forty community groups. This growth would not have been achieved without the dedicated support of Irish Rural Link and our funding partners. The transition will empower the CWF to expand its reach, promote further capacity sharing among its members, and advocate for community engagement as a valued means of protecting and managing wetlands.




December 4, 2023
10:45 - 14:00


Community Wetlands Forum


Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Hodson Bay Hotel
Athlone, Co. Roscommon N37 XR82 Ireland
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