This weekend marks the beginning of Keep Wales Tidy Week 2010, and as is tradition by now, Cardiff Rivers Group will aim to have the first event in Wales by meeting Saturday morning.
We will be returning to the feeder canal at Bute Park, continuing with our work of clearing it from it’s source at Blackweir, to where it goes underground in town. Our last event here finished around the North Road Ambulance Depot, so this will be the meeting point.
Tasks will include;
- A litter pick on both banks of the feeder and general Taff Trail area,
- Move & stack wood away from the edge of the feeder,
- Saw and move fallen branches from the water,
- Wading through the Feeder, removing as much debris as possible, improving the appearance of the Feeder as well as the flow of the water.
Volunteers are to meet at 09:45 for safety briefing & kit. This will be done from Dave’s truck, which will be parked within the park, around the Ambulance Depot. Close car parking options are; Sophia Gardens Car Park [ nr the Mochyn Du Pub CF11 9HW ] or along North Road / A470. Cathays railway station is a quarter of a mile away. Closest park access points would be the footbridge by Sophia Gardens / Summerhouse Cafe, footbridge near the ‘Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’ or the new bridge at the end of Corbett Road. See map of the area below;
Please wear suitable footwear and pack sensibly, waterproofs if the forecast is poor, water if it’s warm ! We will provide the rest of the equipment. Let us know if you are coming so we can ensure we have enough equipment for all of you. Don’t forget to join our facebook group / facebook events. Oh, and it would be great if you could add your own photographs to our album, so bring a camera too!