Yesterday 27 volunteers (including 6 new recruits) turned out in force to tackle the River Taff at Llandaff.
You can view all the event photos on our Flickr page, here.
The huge workforce had to look hard for rubbish as the area was actually surprisingly clean considering the group had not been there for over a year. Undeterred, the resourceful group split up to start their hunt, and together they managed to collect 29 bags of rubbish, a motorbike frame, huge metal gate, scaffolding poles and a pushchair….and all in just over an hour! They also found a mobile phone which they returned to the grateful fisherman owner who had lost it the night before!
With all the rubbish removed, they then turned their attention to clearing a stand of invasive Himalayan Balsam from the banks to give native vegetation a chance to thrive.
Group treasurer Dave King said, “It is very pleasing to see the cleanliness of this area. With so many volunteers turning up we completely cleansed the site in an hour! It just goes to show how much you can achieve together….many hands do indeed make light work”
All rubbish was disposed of by Cardiff Parks Services. Well done all and a very warm welcome to all our recent new recruits!
The group shall be going on a day trip to clean the River Sirhowy on 20th July (followed by a social event), then on Friday 25th July the inaugural TAFFTA’s will be held…..you have heard of the BAFTAs… well this is our very own special awards ceremony to celebrate our fantastic achievements in the past year….don’t miss it!