We had a lovely Clean Coast Week event with the 1st Henllys Beavers on Henllys LNR this week. The 11 Beavers and 10 adults got really stuck into the areas in and adjacent to our watercourses on the LNR. Altogether we collected 2 full rubbish bags and 3 full recycling bags, which will be recycled, saving this from going to landfill. The 3 bags of recycling was almost all plastics with only 6 metal cans, 1 can of deodorant and 4 glass bottles, and a newspaper amongst the other recycling we collected. All this material in flooding could end up in the sea some 16 miles downstream.
Sadly there were quite a few dog poo bags which had been thrown in the vegetation, but we also removed those. Thanks to Gareth Davies, Keep Wales Tidy's Project Officer for Cardiff for lending us some kit for the event, and Sian at TCBC for arranging to remove the 2 litter bags. Thanks also to Julie for getting in touch and offering the help of the Beavers.
We had a chance to show the beavers some of the wildflowers growing along the stream banks and it is looking lovely. everyone had a good time, got a bit of exercise and felt good afterwards knowing we did a little bit towards keeping our Welsh coast a little cleaner. One day we may go and do a beach clean.