• Adding insult to injury

    Hydro developer seeks retrospective ‘permission’ for environmental vandalism on Afon Lâs, Nant Peris

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  • Our best volunteer week yet!

    Last week a group of our volunteers headed out for five days of practical action! With tools at the ready, they worked hard to conserve and enhance different areas of our special national park – what a great way to explore! With a different activity organised for each day there was something for everyone – whether they wanted to maintain Snowdon’s well trodden footpaths or to clear Himalayan balsam from a Special Area of Conservation.

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  • Glyn Rhonwy

    Glyn Rhonwy: new pylons and threat to local lakes?

    While Snowdonia Society questions how pumped storage project will connect to National Grid and possible impacts on access and local water bodies including Llyn Padarn, the developer is applying to double the capacity of the project.

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  • Llyndy Isaf

    Upland conservation grazing at Llyndy Isaf

    9 July. A special guided tour of the stunning Llyndy Isaf National Trust farm with Sabine Nouvet (NT), and Hilary Kehoe and Jan Sherry from PONT, looking at grazing to manage a biodiversity-rich upland environment. Book now to secure your place!

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  • European Union Flag

    In or out? The EU and our environment

    We’ve heard a lot about trade and immigration, but what about the environmental consequences of the vote? Read the report commissioned by the Wildlife Trusts, WWF and RSPB to help you decide.

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    Help Natur Cymru – Nature of Wales stay afloat

    This not-for-profit, high quality magazine showcasing the wildlife and environment of Wales is seeking crowdfunding to stay afloat into 2017.

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  • Hydro-power scheme planned and executed with care?

    Images of a hydro scheme under construction in Nant Peris speak for themselves and show what can happen once a digger gets onto the mountainside, despite proper consultation with the authorities.

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  • Pen y Pass Youth Hostel

    Gorphwysfa or Mallory’s?

    The historic building at Pen Y Pass has been ‘rebranded’ more than once over the years, prompting discussion about the history and cultural meaning of names. Read the article by Duncan Brown that featured in our Spring magazine.

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  • Bags of drinks cans

    CanSaveCarbon challenge has saved 1/2 tonne of CO2

    Challenge complete and Frances extended her target from 2,000 to 3,620 cans, saving half a tonne of CO2 and raising over £1,400 for the Snowdonia Society.

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  • Ty Hyll the Ugly House

    The Snowdonia Society are recruiting

    Project Officer (part time): Growing Tŷ Hyll Project.
    The Tŷ Hyll Project Officer will engage the public and volunteers by developing and delivering practical volunteering, education, training and engagement activities including wildlife gardening and woodland management at Tŷ Hyll.

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  • RAW Adventures & Snowdonia Society pledge to fix Watkin Path

    This year RAW Adventures’ Climb Snowdon fund will be donated to BMC’s ‘Mend Our Mountains’ appeal. The highest section of the Watkin Path is earmarked to benefit from upland path repair work.

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  • Alliance for National Parks Cymru manifesto

    Manifesto for Wales’ National Parks

    In advance of Assembly elections, Alliance for National Parks Cymru has published its Manifesto. Please urge your local candidates to stand up for Wales’ National Parks.

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  • Lucy raised £25 in sponsorship

    in the Eirias Extreme Winter Warrior event. Well done Lucy! And thank you for raising funds for the Snowdonia Society!

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  • Inspecting a hive

    Creating a buzz at Tŷ Hyll!

    A group of volunteers meet at Tŷ Hyll each month to carry out various tasks in the woodland. Watch our video as they take a peek inside the beehives…

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  • 90 cans picked up in Cwm y Glo

    Too much litter – target reached a month early 

    2,000 cans picked up & 270kg CO2 saved! Is it good news or bad news that, a month sooner than she was expecting to, Frances has already hit the target she set herself for her CanSaveCarbon challenge? Have you sponsored her yet?

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  • Snowdonia society spring magazine

    Summer magazine and events programme

    This issue of our magazine explores some of Snowdonia’s less conspicuous delights and offers some unexpected ways of revealing them. Our events programme offers a chance to learn about Snowdonia’s wildlife and ecology, farming practices and conservation, with a myriad of opportunities to get involved.

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  • Gwynedd litter heroes

    Are you a litter hero? Share your story.

    My drinks can litter-picking challenge has brought me in contact with lots of people who are quietly improving their local environment by picking up litter. If you’re doing the same, we’d love to hear from you.

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  • A Fascinating Introduction to Lichenology

    As a ‘thank-you’ to our dedicated team of volunteers, the Snowdonia Society, in partnership with local professionals, run a wide range of natural history workshops and training courses. Last week, we hosted an Introduction to Lichen Identification Course, here’s what one of our regular volunteers had to say… ”On the 17th March I attended a […]

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    April Events at The Ugly House!

    Whether you want to help us take care of the woodland or join us on an Amphibian and Reptile survey… Here’s what’s going on at The Ugly House this April! Every Monday – Wildlife Gardening: An opportunity to help maintain the beautiful garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll. April 2nd and 3rd –  Discover Tŷ Hyll: […]

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  • Reverse vending machine

    Would you support deposits on drinks cans & bottles?

    Welsh Conservatives and Friends of the Earth Cymru have both recently called for the introduction of compulsory deposits on drinks containers, to reduce litter and increase recycling rates. Perfect sense!

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