Canoeing, fishing and wildlife at River Discovery Day at Prehen

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:03 -- Editor

Canoeing, fishing and wildlife experiences will be on offer at the 3rd annual River Discovery Day at Riverwatch Aquarium, Prehen on Friday 15th August from 12.00 noon - 4.00pm.

This is a free, fun and informative family event from Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership and the Loughs Agency.

Numerous environmental organisations will be there with to provide fun activities for children while educating on the important work they do.   Visitors can also have a go at fishing, canoeing, willow craft, creative art and getting up close to butterflies, moths and birds of prey.

Loughs Agency will have a number of interactive displays of their work.  Gillian Simpson, Information Services Officer with Loughs Agency stated, ‘“The River Discovery Day will help visitors realise the variety of life the that the Foyle catchment supports and the range of activities the river can offer.   The Loughs Agency are delighted to host this family friendly event at our Riverwatch Aquarium and would encourage people to come along – all activities are free!”  Book on the day for canoe and angling activities.  Places will be limited.

Mayor Cllr. Brenda Stevenson also encourages people to attend, ‘This will be a fun event for all ages, from feeding time in the aquarium to moth displays in the garden there will be something to amuse anyone with an interest in wildlife and learning more.’

The Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme involves a working partnership between RAPID, Derry City Council and the Woodland Trust supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), ‘Landscape Partnerships’.  The project vision is to “create a vibrant, natural and cultural diverse landscape within the Faughan Valley that the whole community appreciates, and is engaged with, making it a sustainable landscape for living”.

For more information please contact Annie Mullan, Tel: 028 71337498. Email: