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Working together works

 

Published 05 September 2014

 

When rangers and the community get together anything is possible.

 

The latest Community in Action day, held at Porthkerry Country Park, has been hailed as a huge success.

 

An army of willing voluntary helpers from all walks of life assisted rangers from Porthkerry and Cosmeston in clearing blocked streams at the end of August as part of the parks’ Community in Action scheme.

 

Heavy rainfall and large numbers of woodland tree falls have led to an increase in the amount of material flowing and blocking the course of the streams.

 

stream clearing at porthkerry parkLocal volunteer Steve, who has been helping at the park for years, said: “I love being able to help out and make a difference to the habitats here at the park. Together we can really make a difference. I volunteer because I love it, not because I have to do it!”

 

The Local Cardiff Rivers Group, Natural Resources Wales Team and local volunteers from the community, young and old, pulled on their wellies and got stuck in, and were rewarded with a free BBQ for all their hard work.

 

If you’d like to take part in the next Community in Action event please contact the Rangers on 01446 733589 to be added to their mailing list.

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