WREXHAM’s Green Clywedog Valley Partnership for Nature is getting a £23,000 grant to encourage local people to get to know their area and enjoy nature through a series of fun and educational events.

Groundwork North Wales is running the project with organisations including the Friends of Nant Mill, Friends of Kings Mill, Minera Quarry Trust, Wrexham County Borough Council and Brymbo Heritage Trust.

The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Woodland Trust, North Wales Caving Club and Coedpoeth and Minera Community Councils are also involved.

The project is funded by the Welsh Government’s Green Recovery Capacity Building Scheme which is run by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales.

The Clywedog Valley trail runs from the moors above Minera Quarry to King's Mill just south of Wrexham Town Centre, incorporating several historic built and natural attractions, with all the named organisations having an interest in the valley.

The main aim of the Green Clywedog Valley Partnership for Nature project is to provide these organisations with support to enable them to increase their capacity through strengthened governance, financial resilience, building skills and community engagement to allow the organisations and the valley to have a more sustainable footing.

The project will be a step in enhancing the sustainability of the Clywedog Valley's assets for its community by engaging them and enabling them to enjoy their local environment through a series of fun and educational events. The events will provide additional opportunity for community consultation at the sites. Enhancing local people’s enjoyment and understanding of their local area with additional benefits for well-being and community cohesion.

Volunteering opportunities will also be available to assist in various outdoor maintenance activities on sites across the Clywedog Valley, including improving conditions for native wild flowers and assisting in the reduction and spread of non-native invasive species.

Richard Aram Green Skills & Environment Project Manager with Groundwork North Wales said

“Thanks to funding from the Welsh Governments Green recovery grant we will be able to look at and build on the sustainability of the organisations along the Clwyedog Valley. Encouraging people to these fantastic places and engage them in the natural heritage which is abundant throughout the valley”.

If you would like more information about this project or to get involved please contact Amy Jones on 01978 757524 or email [email protected]

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In Partnership with Welsh Gov