The ‘Wild About Johnstown’ project aims to make the nature reserves in Johnstown more pleasant places to visit.

Improving habitats for wildlife and provide all members of the community with opportunities to get involved. The reserves include Aberderfryn, Stry Las and Brandie Brook. The project will include a mixture of wildlife-themed volunteering, community events, training days and activities on the reserves in Johnstown. 

Practical tasks will include habitat improvement, tidying, and creation of new benches and interpretation.  A pond-dipping area with signage designed by children will be created.  Local schools will be involved in environmental activity sessions and the creation of artwork for display at Aberderfyn to complement an existing piece at Stryt Las. The project will make the reserves more pleasant and interesting to visit, discouraging antisocial behaviour and benefit wildlife., increasing community pride and we will support any interest in forming a Friends Of group.

A range of events will give opportunities for all to engage with nature and will raise awareness of the sites, including walks, talks, training events and fun activities – e.g. Brandie Brook has an active badger sett where we will hold evening “Badger Watch” events.

The project will run from November 2019 - September 2021, on 3 nature reserves in Johnstown. This project is funded by Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposal Tax Communities Scheme, administered by WCVA.

To find out more about the project or to get involved contact   01978 269568 | [email protected]

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