Please sign this PETITION to stop the damming of the river Conwy
On the River Conwy near Betws y Coed, Conwy Falls and Fairy Glen are a much-loved focal point for local people, visitors, walkers, nature-lovers, anglers, and kayakers. For many many people they epitomise the best of Snowdonia, the kind of place the National Park exists to protect and celebrate.
The Fairy Glen is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its ravine habitats, ancient woodland, and rare and nationally important ‘Celtic Rainforest’ plants which grow there.
Today, Conwy Falls and Fairy Glen are seriously threatened by a major hydro-electric development by RWE, a giant multinational energy company.
RWE want to dam the River Conwy and have applied for a licence to take 500 million cubic metres of water per year out of the most dramatic stretch of the whole river, for decades to come.
Snowdonia Society has strongly objected to this application on the grounds of its impact on a famous iconic place and Fairy Glen Site of Special Scientific Interest. We see this as a major test of the protection afforded to a nationally important hotspot for biodiversity, landscape and recreation in a National Park.
We will continue to campaign on all fronts and at all levels to save Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen. This is the wrong place for an industrial-scale development, with all the damage and disruption that entails.
Please help by SIGNING the PETITION, then PASS IT ON.
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