Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in an evening online talk:
PONDS FOR FARMS AND COMMUNITIES,
STEP BY STEP
MONDAY 23 JANUARY 2023 – 19:00 to 20:00 (Irish time)
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)
As always at our events,
an important part will be the
Q&A session which will allow full
participation by those attending.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER
FÉIDHLIM HARTY is an environmental consultant, educator and writer.
He established FH Wetland Systems in 1996 to offer constructed wetland and reed bed design to address water pollution in our rivers, streams and seas.
Now, with the growing awareness of the impacts of urban stormwater runoff and farm-scale water flows and dynamics, FHWS offers designs and guidance on waterway repair and rewilding, eco-friendly wastewater treatment, and holistic land use management for catchment protection and regeneration.
Féidhlim and his family live in Lahinch in County Clare, where they are renovating an old cottage and using innovative stormwater and wastewater treatment systems and developing ponds, leaky dams, filter drains and other low-tech on-farm water management features to keep the water cleaner and as a teaching tool.
Photo by: FÉIDHLIM HARTY of FH Wetland Systems
This talk will give an overview of pond design and construction to help landowners and local communities create new ponds. Ponds provide valuable habitat for wildlife as well as beautiful areas to walk near and watch nature.
We will explore siting, sizing, shape, edge slope, depth and aftercare; looking at the steps needed to get from discussing the initial idea through to design, construction and finish.