In 2020 the farmers along the Caha River came together and worked with Local Authority water quality scientist (LAWPRO & LAWCO), Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Program (ASSAP) advisors and the Bandon Rivers Trust to take the steps needed to protect their river. They recognized the massive importance of protecting this unique amenity in a region steeped with historical importance.
With the help of the Local Authority Community Waters' Fund, nine local farmers erected fences along the riverbank and provided alternate sources of water for their livestock to drink from. Over 3.5 kilometers of the river now has a 2-meter buffer along its banks which will help to protect nutrient losses including sediment into the river and help to enhance the already flourishing wildlife along its length.
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