Funder: Natural Resources Wales – Resilient Communities Grant

The Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities project focuses on the River Clywedog involving associated green space at King’s Mill, Wrexham, and the local community who live within walking distance. As well as being an important wildlife habitat and natural resource, this stretch of the river has great potential as a recreational and educational facility for the local community.

The project has established a new weekly community volunteer session, where volunteers gain skills and knowledge in environmental conservation techniques and biodiversity. They have carried out tasks including litter picking, installing interpretation boards, path improvements and riverbank vegetation management.

As well as path improvements, other access improvements have included new seating to be used for events, and construction of platforms to allow for better viewing of the
river and its wildlife.

  • Two school sessions have engaged 46 pupils. The education sessions cover the key themes of biodiversity, pollution and river health.