Thursday, 9 January 2014

Calling all volunteers

The Snowdonia Society have the following volunteering opportunities for anyone who'd like to burn off some Christmas related pounds with some good honest hard work and fresh air. If you would like to volunteer, then please contact Jenny Whitmore, Conservation Snowdonia Project Officer on 01286 685498 or e-mail or Conservation Snowdonia Project Manager Mary-Kate Jones
Or write to: Snowdonia Society, Caban, Yr Hen Ysgol, Brynrefail, Gwynedd LL55 3NR

Wednesday 15th January - rhododendron bashing Bryn Gwynant

Work off that festive food with a good day's work at Bryn Gwynant youth Hostel. Set in the stunning Nant Gwynant valley, we will continue to clear the invasive shrub Rhododendron Ponticum from this site. Cut shrubs will be burned on site, so we will plan to get a good fire going and have hot potatoes for lunch!

Thursday 23rd January Footpath maintenance workday - Site weather dependant

Always wanting to give you an opportunity to get stuck in and get your hands dirty doing something really useful in Snowdonia, we will be continuing our programme of footpath maintenance work on and around Snowdon itself. If the weather permits, we will work on the Pyg or Miners Track on Snowdon, and if conditions steer us to lower level paths, we shall head to the Crafnant Path, Capel Curig or Lon Gwyrfai, Rhyd ddu. All of these paths are in need of attention as drains become blocked and ditches overgrown, so if you are in need of a good green work out then this is the workday for you!

Sunday 26th January Tree planting, hurdle making and winter tree ID course - Ty Hyll

We have a selection of native trees to plant around the woodland at Ty Hyll which will provide under storey cover and berries for birds, flowers for bees and fruits for all! We will have a hurdle making demonstration from Mike Bithel who is an expert in green woodworking and you can have a go yourself at this ancient art. We will also take a wander around the woodland to appreciate the variety of trees found here and you will find out how to identify the different species without the help of the leaves!

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