Wales volunteers and Snowdonia National Park

In the often rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, they breed their volunteers tough!

We have been working for a number of years alongside Cymdeithas Eryri, the Snowdonia Society, to complete essential tasks across our estate with the help of their pool of enthusiastic volunteers.

Last autumn, Snowdonia Society volunteers worked with our own local Seed Collection Champions to collect a fantastic amount of rowan berries at Coed Cymerau Isaf.

Cymerau Isaf Kew seed collection (Photo: K. Mattock)

This year, eleven people turned out on a dank January day to control invasive rhododendron and conifer regeneration at Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch. Now Bangor University Conservation Society students are helping us with laurel control at Parc Mawr. The work done makes a great conservation contribution and it also introduces new visitors to our beautiful, but sometimes remote, woods.

Some of those who have joined us for these events have gone on to sign up as volunteers; leading guided walks or acting as warden for their local wood.

The Snowdonia Society are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a Make a Difference weekend of volunteering on 29 and 30 September and we will be taking part.

Once the details are finalised, keen volunteers will be able to book places through the Snowdonia Society.

Keep an eye on the Snowdonia Society website for more details