Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced funding for the Ballyhartfield Enhancement Project on Six Mile Water.
A grant of £10,000 will be given to Antrim and District Angling Club to enhance a section of the river which has been degraded due to previous arterial drainage and to improve the habitat for native fish species such as Lough Neagh Dollaghan and Atlantic Salmon.
The grant will be provided by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency who each year invites voluntary and community groups, local councils and other not-for-profit organisations to compete for grant funding.
Mr Durkan said: !It is always great to see local people getting involved to improve their local environment. These grants enable communities to use their local knowledge of rivers in their area to make a positive, targeted difference.
!I commend Antrim and District Angling Club for their great vision here. They very much deserve to be rewarded for that.
“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.”