Clean the Clun was initially funded on a one-year trial basis by Natural Resources Wales. In order to progress the project for another three years we had to secure match funding to ensure the project's future. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure all of the funds necessary to continue the project beyond its pilot phase and the project ended on the 31st August 2015.
The pilot project has seen great success with nearly 300 volunteer hours donated to the project towards actively improving the River Clun, including Balsam Bashes, Yellowfish and raising awareness of water quality issues within the local community. We've surveyed the river for water quality impactors, recruited a strong team of volunteers (30+ and rising), attended 10 events to promote the project around the wider community, and worked with three schools throughout the duration of this project raising awareness of misconnected sewerage pipes, water quality and invasive non-native species. We've forged strong links with the local community councils and other NGO's, as well as local businesses and statutory bodies. This success has not gone unrecognised, as the project was shortlisted for a Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council's Love Where You Live Award in the field of "Best Environmental Partnership Initiative" of which we are proud.
The South East Wales Rivers Trust wish to thank you greatly for all your time, support and inputs into the project. We hope that funding may be found in the future so the project will be able to be restarted, however in the meantime unfortunately we will have to to go offline. If you would be interested in helping support the work of the South East Wales Rivers Trust in another capacity we would love to hear from you.
Clean the Clun