Barry Heroes wanted for Spring Clean Cymru

Barry Heroes wanted for Spring Clean Cymru

Keep Wales Tidy is launching a brand-new litter campaign – Spring Clean Cymru – to encourage people across Wales to get together this St David’s Day and help care for our beautiful country.

Volunteers in Barry be taking part in a morning of action in the woodland behind the Master Mariner on Skomer Road in on Wednesday 1st March at 10am.

The campaign is part of the Great British Spring Clean which is supported by TV naturalist and writer Steve Backshall, the BAFTA-winning Deadly 60 presenter.

Steve said: “Litter dropped in a British street is a horror show for wildlife, so many animals are injured and even die from the things we throw away. This is such an important issue and I’m proud to be supporting the campaign.”

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy, said: “We know a good quality environment matters to people and the benefits can have a big impact on our communities, health and well-being and economy. That’s why we want to inspire the people of Wales to get outdoors, be proud and help care for where they live.

“Just two hours spent picking up litter can make a huge difference to the local environment.”

Tom Ashmore, Project Officer for Keep Wales Tidy in the Vale of Glamorgan, said: “This is a great opportunity to release the potential of this wooded area. These small pockets of green space in large towns can be havens for wildlife, and equally pleasant for local residents and the community to enjoy when they are free of litter. This particular area has suffered from fly-tipping and regular littering, so we’re hoping that by involving the local community it will become a place to be proud of and celebrate!”

If you can join in, please contact Tom Ashmore at Keep Wales Tidy on 07410 944871, or email him at tom.ashmore@keepwalestidy.cymru. You can also find event information on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393465934028466/

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