September Volunteer Workdays
I am writing to inform you about our upcoming volunteer workdays for the month of September 2015.
1/9, 2/9, 3/9 Charcoal and Footpaths – Abergwyngregyn: Learn a new skill. We have teamed up with Natural Resources Wales to provide the opportunity to learn the skill of charcoal making. Over the course of 3 days we will be learning how charcoal is produced from branch to bag. Whilst we wait for the process to take place we will have the chance to help maintain the nearby footpaths of this beautiful area of the Snowdonia National Park.
Volunteers are welcome to join us for 1,2 or all 3 days.
5/9, 6/9 Beginners Beekeeping Course – 3 Pen-Y-Bonc, Bangor: Join us for a two day Bee-keeping Course aimed at people who are interested in taking up beekeeping or wanting to learn more about bees. Led by a highly experienced bee-keeper, this course will provide a background into beekeeping, looking at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and positioning, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment followed by a practical afternoon session with the bees. You will need to bring with you a pen, a notebook, some washing up type gloves, appropriate footwear (ideally wellingtons) and refreshments. This course is free for Snowdonia Society Volunteers.
7/9 OPAL Tree Health Survey – Tŷ Hyll: Trees are vital – bringing nature into urban areas, supporting the rural economy, providing food and habitat for wildlife and helping combat climate change. However, the number of pests and diseases has increased in the past few years and our trees are under threat. If you’re interested in monitoring tree health, why not come along to Ty Hyll to join Bob Griffiths from the Open Air Laboratories and take part in the OPAL Tree Health Survey! This is perfect for anyone interested in woodland management. Bring sturdy walking boots and plenty of refreshments with you! Open to all!
Open to volunteers and non volunteers. Limited parking available.
8/9 Ogwen Litter Pick – Llyn Ogwen: The area around Llyn Ogwen is one of the busiest within the Snowdonia National Park. Unfortunately this means that there is a need to control the litter scattered across this area. We are looking for volunteers to help us reduce the amount of litter in the area and raise awareness of littering by setting an example. Litter picks at the ready!
9/9 Scything – Pensychnant: Come and help us maintain the Pensychnant Marsh and learn the old skill of scything. The area has been transformed from willow carr and brambles to a flowery wetland with Marsh Marigolds and Ragged Robin. Your help is vital to maintain this transformation.
15/9 Dry Stone Walling – Pensychnant: The art of dry stone walling can be seen all over the Snowdonia National Park. However, the skill required to construct a dry stone wall in the style of the region is unknown to most. Join us, and learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful structures. No
previous experience required, although it’s an excellent chance to practice your dry stone walling skills and share any experience you may have.
Limited spaces available.
19/9 Great British Beach Clean – Harlech: Once again we are teaming up with the Marine Conservation Society to clear the litter from Harlech Beach. This workday will be part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean Weekend. As well as clearing the litter we will be continuing our survey work that began on our last visit, detailing the types of litter found on the beach.
29/9 Woodland Workday – Tŷ Hyll: The upkeep and maintenance of our spectacular woodland depends on the generosity of our fantastic team of dedicated volunteers. Whether you’d like to help out with our bird survey or you fancy something a bit more physically challenging like footpath maintenance, join us to tackle this month’s woodland tasks!
New and Current volunteers needed. Limited parking available at Tŷ Hyll.
Tŷ Hyll: Wildlife Garden, every Monday: An opportunity to help maintain the beautiful garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll.