Events

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Events​​ - 2017

​​Ongoing​​

​​Volunteer Day

​Pontygwaith Nature Reserve, Edwardsville

Every Tuesday, April - November 2017​​, 11am - 4pm

We complete a wide range of practical land management task across Pontygwaith Nature Reserve, including vegetation management, fencing, tree planting, wildlife surveying, litterpicking and much more, for more information check out our volunteering page or our Facebook page​.

No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome! All you need is an interest in being outdoors and a willingness to get involved. We provide all the tools, equipment and training you might need and a brew with a biscuit at tea breaks; but please make sure you are wearing sturdy boots and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy, including a waterproof coat (just in case).

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook group - Gwyl Taf! Volunteers​


Previous Events
April 2016

​​Family Fun Day

​Diamond Cl, Caer​philly CF83 2LJ

Thursday, 7 April 2016


We will have a stand at the event organised by Groundwork Caerphilly.

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​​Litterpick

Pontygwaith Nature Reserve​, Edwardsville
Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11am - 4pm

The aim of today is to clear the litter and waste from as many of the watercourses that run into the River Taff and the area surrounding them. Human rubbish can cause more problems to the environment and the animals that live there than just looking a bit ugly. Litter can cause potentially fatal injuries to all sorts of animals from entanglement and entrapment or animals to animals eating bits of rubbish and can take hundreds of years to break down or rot away so it's really imortant we remove as much as possible from our rivers, streams and ponds!

No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome! All you need is an interest in being outdoors and a willingness to get involved. We provide all the tools, equipment and training you might need and a brew with a biscuit at tea breaks; but please make sure you are wearing sturdy boots and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy, including a waterproof coat (just in case).

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org






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​​May 2016
Hedgehog Surveying
Pontygwaith Nature Reserve, Edwardsville
2-6 May 2016, 5pm each day

To celebrate 'National Hedgehog Week' we are conducting a full scale hedgehog survey in the reserve! This is done using harmless tunnels that captures prints of the animals footprints whilst providing them with a healthy snack for the hogs that find our tunnels.

On day one of the survey the session will involve setting up and baiting all 10 tunnels throughout the reserve. 
We will bring along previous prints so you can see what they look like but please be aware it is very unlikely that we will see any hedgehogs during the session. On the following days we will be checking the tunnels for evidence of visitors during the night and refreshing the bait and paper in the tunnels. Hopefully there will be plenty of prints to have a look at, our hogs haven't disappointed us yet!

We will meet at the train station before we head down into the reserve. Please ensure you wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy in, sturdy shoes and bring a coat in case we get treated to a downpour.

Please note that unfortunately this activity is not suitable for young children or pets due to the nature of the task.

F
or more details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org

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​Community D​​ay
St Tydfil Shopping Center
Saturday, 14th  May 2016, 10am - 4pm

We're heading up to Merthyr with 'Clean Up Merthyr' to help spread the word about the good work we will be undertaking with them this Summer. 

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World Fish Migration Day
Cardiff Bay Barage, Cardiff
Saturday, 21 May 2016, 12pm - 4pm

Learn about the lives of some of Wales' famous migratory fish plus, learn about the new Radyr hydro scheme, fish passes and freshwater environment, and meet some of the wonderful creatures that inhabit it.

Activities for all the family including:
  • ​Fascinating Talks
  • Family Games
  • Face Painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Competitions
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​​Litterpick and Balsam Bash
Location To Be Confirmed
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The aim of today is to clear the litter and waste from as many of the watercourses that run into the River Taff and the area surrounding them. Human rubbish can cause more problems to the environment and the animals that live there than just looking a bit ugly. Litter can cause potentially fatal injuries to all sorts of animals from entanglement and entrapment or animals to animals eating bits of rubbish and can take hundreds of years to break down or rot away so it's really imortant we remove as much as possible from our rivers, streams and ponds!

Himalayan balsam is a non-native plant that is slowly taking over our countryside, especially our water ways. The shallow rooted plants can grow up to 7 foot incredibly quickly which then casts heavy shade onto all the shorter plants living below them often killing off our native flowers! Not only that but each individual plant can produce hundreds of seeds which means that it can spread very quickly. Fortunately for us the shallow roots mean that is it very easy to pull up and so the aim is to pull all the balsam up before it can produce seeds and hopefully permanently remove the problem.

No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome! All you need is an interest in being outdoors and a willingness to get involved. We provide all the tools, equipment and training you might need and a brew with a biscuit at tea breaks; but please make sure you are wearing sturdy boots and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy, including a waterproof coat (just in case).

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org



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​June​ 2016
Family Fun Day
Rassau​​, Ebbw Vale
Thursday, 2 June 2016​​

We will have a stand at the event organised by Groundwork Caerphilly.

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Go Wild! Event
Bryn bach Park, Tredegar
Saturday, 4 June 2016​, 10am - 4pm

We will have a stand at the Go Wild! event organised by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

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​​Litterpick and Balsam Bash
To Be Confirmed
Tuesday, 21 June 2016


The aim of today is to clear the litter and waste from as many of the watercourses that run into the River Taff and the area surrounding them. Human rubbish can cause more problems to the environment and the animals that live there than just looking a bit ugly. Litter can cause potentially fatal injuries to all sorts of animals from entanglement and entrapment or animals to animals eating bits of rubbish and can take hundreds of years to break down or rot away so it's really imortant we remove as much as possible from our rivers, streams and ponds!

Himalayan balsam is a non-native plant that is slowly taking over our countryside, especially our water ways. The shallow rooted plants can grow up to 7 foot incredibly quickly which then casts heavy shade onto all the shorter plants living below them often killing off our native flowers! Not only that but each individual plant can produce hundreds of seeds which means that it can spread very quickly. Fortunately for us the shallow roots mean that is it very easy to pull up and so the aim is to pull all the balsam up before it can produce seeds and hopefully permanently remove the problem.

No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome! All you need is an interest in being outdoors and a willingness to get involved. We provide all the tools, equipment and training you might need and a brew with a biscuit at tea breaks; but please make sure you are wearing sturdy boots and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy, including a waterproof coat (just in case).

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org


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​​July​ 2016
Litterpick and Balsam Bash
To Be Confirmed
Tuesday, 19 July 2016



The aim of today is to clear the litter and waste from as many of the watercourses that run into the River Taff and the area surrounding them. Human rubbish can cause more problems to the environment and the animals that live there than just looking a bit ugly. Litter can cause potentially fatal injuries to all sorts of animals from entanglement and entrapment or animals to animals eating bits of rubbish and can take hundreds of years to break down or rot away so it's really imortant we remove as much as possible from our rivers, streams and ponds!

Himalayan balsam is a non-native plant that is slowly taking over our countryside, especially our water ways. The shallow rooted plants can grow up to 7 foot incredibly quickly which then casts heavy shade onto all the shorter plants living below them often killing off our native flowers! Not only that but each individual plant can produce hundreds of seeds which means that it can spread very quickly. Fortunately for us the shallow roots mean that is it very easy to pull up and so the aim is to pull all the balsam up before it can produce seeds and hopefully permanently remove the problem.

No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome! All you need is an interest in being outdoors and a willingness to get involved. We provide all the tools, equipment and training you might need and a brew with a biscuit at tea breaks; but please make sure you are wearing sturdy boots and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy, including a waterproof coat (just in case).

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org



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Learn 2 Fish
Cyfarthfa Castle Lake, Merthyr Tydfil
Wednesday, 27 July 2016​, 9am - 1pm

We will be at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, where our coaches will be waiting to help you master the basics of fishing! Whether it's your first time or you just want some extra tips the team of expert coaches from the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association will be able to help you out and give you more information about joining a club near you!

All coaching, equipment and bait will be provided for use during the session free of charge. Just make sure you bring a waterproof coat and maybe a snack.

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org




​​​August 2016
Bat Survey
Pontygwaith Nature Reserve, Edwardsville
Tuesday, 2 August 2016​, 8.30pm

We know we have 5 species of bats in the reserve - Brown long-eared, Natterers, Noctule, Common Pipestrelle and Daubenton's. Whilst we are overjoyed that our little reserve is the home to so many different types of bats we are most interested in the population of Daubenton's. This is because, unlike most of their kin, Daubenton's like to live and hunt along water-ways. 

The survey will start 40 minutes after sunset and will entail surveyors walking a set route, stopping to listen for and counting bats at designated points. We will also be listening out to see which other bats are out and about on our walk through the reserve to the river. The survey will take about an hour so please make sure you wear wear sturdy boots/shoes and bring a warm coat and a torch (preferably a head-torch). We will have a number of bat detectors available to guests.

This event will take place in the dark, along footpaths that have not be surfaced in any way and is therefore unfortunately not suitable for those with restricted mobility, wheelchair users or pushchairs. Due to the nature of the event, requiring quiet conditions to be successful, we also ask that you do not bring pets and very young children.

If you would like more details or to discuss the event please don't hesitate to contact Jen on 01443 824919 or Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org​



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Learn 2 Fish
Cyfarthfa Castle Lake, Merthyr Tydfil
Wednesday, 10 August 2016​, 9am - 1pm

We will be at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, where our coaches will be waiting to help you master the basics of fishing! Whether it's your first time or you just want some extra tips the team of expert coaches from the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association will be able to help you out and give you more information about joining a club near you!

All coaching, equipment and bait will be provided for use during the session free of charge. Just make sure you bring a waterproof coat and maybe a snack.

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org




​​Learn 2 Fish
Cyfarthfa Castle Lake, Merthyr Tydfil
Wednesday, 17 August 2016​, 9am - 1pm

We will be at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, where our coaches will be waiting to help you master the basics of fishing! Whether it's your first time or you just want some extra tips the team of expert coaches from the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association will be able to help you out and give you more information about joining a club near you!

All coaching, equipment and bait will be provided for use during the session free of charge. Just make sure you bring a waterproof coat and maybe a snack.

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org




Litterpick and Balsam bash
Location To be Confirmed
Tuesday, 23 August 2016​, 11am - 4pm

The aim of today is to clear the litter and waste from as many of the watercourses that run into the River Taff and the area surrounding them. Human rubbish can cause more problems to the environment and the animals that live there than just looking a bit ugly. Litter can cause potentially fatal injuries to all sorts of animals from entanglement and entrapment or animals to animals eating bits of rubbish and can take hundreds of years to break down or rot away so it's really imortant we remove as much as possible from our rivers, streams and ponds!

Himalayan balsam is a non-native plant that is slowly taking over our countryside, especially our water ways. The shallow rooted plants can grow up to 7 foot incredibly quickly which then casts heavy shade onto all the shorter plants living below them often killing off our native flowers! Not only that but each individual plant can produce hundreds of seeds which means that it can spread very quickly. Fortunately for us the shallow roots mean that is it very easy to pull up and so the aim is to pull all the balsam up before it can produce seeds and hopefully permanently remove the problem.

No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome! All you need is an interest in being outdoors and a willingness to get involved. We provide all the tools, equipment and training you might need and a brew with a biscuit at tea breaks; but please make sure you are wearing sturdy boots and clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy, including a waterproof coat (just in case).

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org


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Learn 2 Fish
Cyfarthfa Castle Lake, Merthyr Tydfil
Wednesday, 17 August 2016​, 9am - 1pm​​​​


We will be at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, where our coaches will be waiting to help you master the basics of fishing! Whether it's your first time or you just want some extra tips the team of expert coaches from the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association will be able to help you out and give you more information about joining a club near you!

All coaching, equipment and bait will be provided for use during the session free of charge. Just make sure you bring a waterproof coat and maybe a snack.

For mre details about specific events please check out our Facebook page Gwyl Taf, or contact Jen on 01443 824919 or jen.pilkington@sewrt.org



Bat Survey
​Pontygwaith Nature Reserve, Edwardsville
Tuesday, 27 August 2016​, 7.30pm​​​​​​


We know we have 5 species of bats in the reserve - Brown long-eared, Natterers, Noctule, Common Pipestrelle and Daubenton's. Whilst we are overjoyed that our little reserve is the home to so many different types of bats we are most interested in the population of Daubenton's. This is because, unlike most of their kin, Daubenton's like to live and hunt along water-ways. 

The survey will start 40 minutes after sunset and will entail surveyors walking a set route, stopping to listen for and counting bats at designated points. We will also be listening out to see which other bats are out and about on our walk through the reserve to the river. The survey will take about an hour so please make sure you wear wear sturdy boots/shoes and bring a warm coat and a torch (preferably a head-torch). We will have a number of bat detectors available to guests.

This event will take place in the dark, along footpaths that have not be surfaced in any way and is therefore unfortunately not suitable for those with restricted mobility, wheelchair users or pushchairs. Due to the nature of the event, requiring quiet conditions to be successful, we also ask that you do not bring pets and very young children.

If you would like more details or to discuss the event please don't hesitate to contact Jen on 01443 824919 or Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org​



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2015


​​Stream Clean at Pentrebach Stream​
Premier Inn, Pentrebach Merthyr Tydfil
Thursday 4th June 2015


We are planning to tackle the litter and waste that has accumulated in the stream at Pentrebach.

Whilst the stream may appear small and insignificant, it offers a 'fast track' for the water that drains off the land nearby to the River Taff. This means that any waste that ends up in the stream may work its way down through both the visible and the underground sections of the stream and end up in the river.

The stream itself supports a huge number of creatures from bugs that will transform into dragonflies and damselflies all the way up to young fish (trout and salmon), which in turn supports large variety of birds visit the area to feed, drink and bathe. 

We will provide all the equipment and instruction needed to clear up the rubbish, all we ask for is a few extra pairs of hands for a couple of hours.


If you would like more details please don't hesitate to contact Jen on Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org or 01443 824919.

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Gwyl Taf at Caerphilly Go Wild

Pantside Community Woodland Park
Saturday 6th June 2015 11:00


This is an annual event for Gwyl Taf.  The event is free and there is plenty to do and see for all the family.  Come and see us at our stand where once again we encourage you to get in touch with your inner glitter fairy!



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​​SEWRT and Clean the Clun at Festivol
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park
Saturday 6th June 2015, 11:00 15:00

An event celebrating the many charitable organisations and their volunteers working in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

We are attending this event in its inaugral year but are hoping to make it a regular date in our calendar. Please come and visit our stand where we will be looking at a kick sample from the River Taff. You would be surprised what lives in the River!

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​Minibeast hunt and River Dipping Day
Pontygwaith Nature Reserve, Quakers Yard
Sunday 7th June 2015 12:00 - 16:00


To celebrate biodiversity week, and the huge habitat improvements our volunteers have made, we are planning a day out in our reserve. We will be down at the reserve with nets and pots galore to help us discover the full range of critters that run, scuttle, slither, swim, hop, fly or crawl through the reserve!

Activities will include

12.30pm - Beasts and bugs hunt

1.15pm - Butterfly walk

2.00pm - River dip

3.15pm - Birds and beasts

All the activities are free of charge and open to all!


For more details please don't hesitate to get in touch either through our facebook page, email (jen.pilkington@sewrt.org) or ring Jen on 01443 824919.

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Kick Sampling
Parc Dowlais, Heol Dowlais, 
Wednesday 10th June 2015 11:00 - 13:00

Come join Clean the Clun to learn about kick sampling and using freshwater insects to look at water quality and detect water pollution.

We'll be getting in the river with nets to take the samples before looking at our finds with trays on the riverbank.

We'll be meeting at the bridge in Parc Dowlais at 11am.

Please bring sensible outdoor clothes and wellies!

Attendee's under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.​

Please note a degree of physical exertion is required for kick sampling, and uneven terrain will limit the accessibility for those with limited mobility. If you have any queries or wish to enquire about alternative arrangements please get in touch with emma.downie@sewrt.org.

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​Balsam Bash
Parc Dowlais, Heol Dowlais, 
Wednesday 10th June 2015 13:30 - 17:00

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant species that outcompetes native plants and can cause major riverbank erosion. Thankfully, it's easy to pull out of the ground - but there is a lot of it! Bring your gloves and join us along the riverbank getting rid of this invasive species.

We'll meet at 1:30 at the Heol Dowlais entrance of Parc Dowlais.

Please wear sensible outdoor clothes and gloves!

Attendee's under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please note a degree of physical exertion is required for balsam bashing, and uneven terrain will limit the accessibility for those with limited mobility. If you have any queries or wish to enquire about alternative arrangements please get in touch with emma.downie@sewrt.org.




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​​Litter Picks - Clean the Clun!
Locations to be confirmed
Thursday 11th June 2015 and Tuesday 16th June 2015 14:00

The River Clun is the most polluted river in South Wales. Litter and fly tipping contribute to this. Our project Clean the Clun is organising a series of litterpicks along the river and its tributaries, why not come along and help us.

Further details coming shortly - why not visit and like our Facebook pages for updates!


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Kick Sampling
Pant March, Pontyclun 
Saturday 20th June 2015 11:00 - 13:00

Come join Clean the Clun to learn about kick sampling and using freshwater insects to look at water quality and detect water pollution.

We'll be getting in the river with nets to take the samples before looking at our finds with trays on the riverbank.

We'll be meeting at the footpath entrance opposite YnysDdu.

Please bring sensible outdoor clothes and wellies!

Attendee's under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.​

Please note a degree of physical exertion is required for kick sampling, and uneven terrain will limit the accessibility for those with limited mobility. If you have any queries or wish to enquire about alternative arrangements please get in touch with emma.downie@sewrt.org.



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​Balsam Bash
Pant Marsh, Pontyclun
Saturday 20th June 2015 13:30 - 17:00

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant species that outcompetes native plants and can cause major riverbank erosion. Thankfully, it's easy to pull out of the ground - but there is a lot of it! Bring your gloves and join us along the riverbank getting rid of this invasive species.

We'll be meeting at the footpath entrance opposite YnysDdu.

Please wear sensible outdoor clothes and gloves!

Attendee's under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please note a degree of physical exertion is required for balsam bashing, and uneven terrain will limit the accessibility for those with limited mobility. If you have any queries or wish to enquire about alternative arrangements please get in touch with emma.downie@sewrt.org.



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Kick Sampling
Parc Nant Celyn, Efail Isaf
Thursday 25th June 2015 11:00 - 13:00

Come join Clean the Clun to learn about kick sampling and using freshwater insects to look at water quality and detect water pollution.

We'll be getting in the river with nets to take the samples before looking at our finds with trays on the riverbank.

We'll be meeting at the footpath entrance opposite YnysDdu.

Please bring sensible outdoor clothes and wellies!

Attendee's under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.​

Please note a degree of physical exertion is required for kick sampling, and uneven terrain will limit the accessibility for those with limited mobility. If you have any queries or wish to enquire about alternative arrangements please get in touch with emma.downie@sewrt.org.



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Balsam Bash
Parc Nant Celyn, Efail Isaf
Thursday 25th June 2015 11:00 - 13:00

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant species that outcompetes native plants and can cause major riverbank erosion. Thankfully, it's easy to pull out of the ground - but there is a lot of it! Bring your gloves and join us along the riverbank getting rid of this invasive species.

We'll be meeting at the footpath entrance opposite YnysDdu.

Please wear sensible outdoor clothes and gloves!

Attendee's under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please note a degree of physical exertion is required for balsam bashing, and uneven terrain will limit the accessibility for those with limited mobility. If you have any queries or wish to enquire about alternative arrangements please get in touch with emma.downie@sewrt.org.


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Volunteer Day at Pontygwaith Nature Reserve
Quaker's Yard Railway Station
Sunday 21st June 2015 13:00 - 16:00

There is always plenty to do at our nature reserve from fence mending to making bird boxes. We organise a different activity every month to give our volunteers a taste of conservation work. We are normally joined by the Cardiff Conservation Volunteers who have recently re-created a stone wall for us.
There is plenty to see too, especially at this time of year - spring flowers are peeking through the grass in our enclosures.

If you would like more details please don't hesitate to contact Jen on Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org or 01443 824919.


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​Learn to Fish Days
Cyfartha Park, Merthyr Tydfil
Saturday 25th July 2015, Saturday 8th August 2015, Tuesday 25th August 2015

We will be at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, where our coaches will be waiting to help you master the basics of fishing! Whether it's your first time or you just want some extra tips the team of expert coaches from the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association will be able to help you out and give you more information about joining a club near you!

All coaching, equipment and bait will be provided for use during the session free of charge. Just make sure you bring a waterproof coat and maybe a snack.

If you would like more details please don't hesitate to contact Jen on Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org or 01443 824919.​​






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Volunteer Day at Pontygwaith Nature Reserve
Quaker's Yard Railway Station
Sunday 19th July 2015 13:00 - 16:00

There is always plenty to do at our nature reserve from fence mending to making bird boxes. We organise a different activity every month to give our volunteers a taste of conservation work. We are normally joined by the Cardiff Conservation Volunteers who have recently re-created a stone wall for us.
There is plenty to see too, especially at this time of year - spring flowers are peeking through the grass in our enclosures.

If you would like more details please don't hesitate to contact Jen on Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org or 01443 824919.


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​​Clean the Clun and Gwyl Taf at the Big Welsh Bite
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park​
Saturday 1st August - Sunday 2nd August 2015 11:00 - 17:00


We have a stand at this popular food and agricultural festival. Please come along and show your support.


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Bat Survey
Pontygwaith Nature Reserve
Thursday 6th August 2015, 21:15 - 22:45
Thursday 27th August 2015, 20:30 - 22:00

We know we have 5 species of bats in the reserve - Brown long-eared, Natterers, Noctule, Common Pipestrelle and Daubenton's. Whilst we are overjoyed that our little reserve is the home to so many different types of bats we are most interested in the population of Daubenton's. This is because, unlike most of their kin, Daubenton's like to live and hunt along water-ways. 

The survey will start 40 minutes after sunset and will entail surveyors walking a set route, stopping to listen for and counting bats at designated points. We will also be listening out to see which other bats are out and about on our walk through the reserve to the river. The survey will take about an hour so please make sure you wear wear sturdy boots/shoes and bring a warm coat and a torch (preferably a head-torch). We will have a number of bat detectors available to guests.

This event will take place in the dark, along footpaths that have not be surfaced in any way and is therefore unfortunately not suitable for those with restricted mobility, wheelchair users or pushchairs. Due to the nature of the event, requiring quiet conditions to be successful, we also ask that you do not bring pets and very young children.

If you would like more details or to discuss the event please don't hesitate to contact Jen on 01443 824919 or Jen.pilkington@sewrt.org​

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