Moyola anglers awarded Stormont grant

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ANGLERS in Mid Ulster have been awarded a Stormont grant to help clean up the Moyola river.

The Moyola Angling Association are one of a number of organisations who will share in a £100K pot, which they will use for a river enhancement project.

The Lough Neagh partnership have also bee awarded a grant for the project - Cleansing the Washingbay Holy River.

The grants will be provided by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) who each year invite voluntary and community groups, local councils and other not-for-profit organisations to compete for grant funding.

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan said: ‘It is always great to see local people getting involved to improve their local environment. In this case it’s the rivers in their local area. These grants enable communities to use their local knowledge of rivers in their area to make a positive, targeted difference.

“Cleaner, healthier rivers will support tourism and benefit local communities socially.

“I want to build on our positive relationships with the community and voluntary sector so that we can all do our bit for the water environment to ensure protection of our fish and wider marine life.”