Footpath maintenance on Snowdon

Snowdonia Ecosystem Project

The Snowdonia Ecosystem Project is our flagship conservation volunteering programme. It brings together people from all backgrounds and walks of life to conserve and protect Snowdonia.

The aim of the project is to:

  • help local people and visitors engage with Snowdonia and its wildlife through a series of exciting talks, workdays and events that inspire passion and interest.
  • educate volunteers on workdays and through free or discounted educational events and training
  • enhance the area in and around Snowdonia by working with volunteers and partner organisations.


For over 20 years our conservation volunteers have:

  • helped control invasive species eg Himalayan balsam and Rhododendron
  • maintained mountain and low-level footpaths
  • cleared litter from Snowdon, flytipping and other eyesores
  • managed woodlands and precious habitats
  • planted thousands of trees
  • conducted mammal surveys.

We work with many partners including Snowdonia National Park Authority, Natural Resources Wales, North Wales Wildlife Trust, Snowdonia Mammal Group, Cofnod and the National Trust.

Contact Owain or Dan to find out more: or
01286 685498

We are grateful to the funders who have made this work possible over the years. Snowdonia Ecosystem Project is currently funded by  Cronfa Eryri, Garfield Weston Foundation, Co-op members and the Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


Volunteer hours in 2018



New York University of London on a Rhododendron bashing workday