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Forest Farm (Reed Clearing)
Sunday, 22 September, 2019, 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
We’ll be making our annual visit to the wetland ponds at Forest Farm to help clear the reeds.
The main activity will be to help manage the habitat of the ponds. This entails volunteers in waders getting into the water, pulling the reeds out (by their roots if possible), and putting them on the edge of the pond.
Volunteers who have sensibly decided to remain on dry land then gather up the reeds and pile them up in an appropriate place, forming new habitats for wildlife.
For those who specialise in litter-picking, the area around the ponds should be relatively clean. For some good pickings, you may need to go along banks of the Melingriffith feeder (towards the weir) or along the Taff Trail.
We’ll be meeting outside the Warden Centre, near the end of Forest Farm Road, about 100m from the car park shown on the map below.
For anyone arriving late, just walk to end of Forest Farm Road, then turn right and walk up to the feeder, then turn right again and keep going until you see the CRG truck. (It will probably be by the path to hide 2 — see map below.)
All tools and equipment — gloves, litter-pickers, bags, hoops,
safety glasses, etc — will be provided.
Please wear wellies, boots or stout shoes, and suitable ‘work’ clothing.
A few pairs of waders will be available for use by people who
want to get into the water.
You might also want to bring waterproofs, in case of wet weather, and sunscreen, in case of a sudden heatwave (it could happen!).
Come along and Make A DIFFerence!