MaD outcomes for Snowdonia!
95 volunteers and supporters braved the weather warnings last month for the Snowdonia Society’s second Make a Difference (MaD) volunteer weekend at Craflwyn near Beddgelert.
Organised in partnership with a host of local organisations and businesses, there were 11 volunteer activities spread out across Snowdonia over the three days, with amazing outcomes for Snowdonia:
- Seven sacks of hard-to-reach litter were gathered by canoe from Llyn Padarn
- 12 bird boxes were built from scratch to help protect the endangered pied flycatcher
- Over 100kg of plastic debris was removed from Black Rock Sands beach
- Over 1¾ miles of footpath was fixed on the Craflwyn estate
- Hundreds of tree seeds were collected and processed for the Long Forest Project
- Peatland restoration took place on a 30 hectare site near Beddgelert
- 10 bags of litter including a fluttering £5 pound note (now plastic litter!) were collected from Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon
- Rhododendron saplings were uprooted in 4000 square metres of woodland habitat (Check out Garddio a Mwy on Monday 15 October at 8:25pm on S4C)
- Some 200 willows were removed on 0.5 acres of precious dune grassland
Snowdonia Society Director John Harold said: “The MaD Weekend is the only event of its kind here in Snowdonia, with volunteers travelling from all over to make a difference in the National Park. We’re delighted to see what a group of like-minded individuals can achieve in just a weekend, with amazing outcomes for Snowdonia”
The MaD Weekend will take place again next September. Contact Claire for more information and to register your interest: