Friends of Henllys Local Nature Reserve are joining in with Welsh Clean Coast Week 2016 with a stream clean up on Tue 26th May at 6pm. We are meeting on the LNR car park, just off Birch Grove, NP44 6EP.
This is the 3rd year we have run one of these events and you may ask why we are taking part in Clean Coast Week? Well, the water which passes through the Henllys Local Nature Reserve ends up in the sea, some 16 miles downstream from us after passing along the Nant y Milwr, Dowlais Brook, Afon Llwd and finally the River Usk, So even though we are not on the coast itself, we are doing our bit to help clean up our coast.
Did you know that over 80% of marine litter comes from land based activities, so we are joining in and doing our bit too. http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/problems/pollution/
You are more than welcome to join in with us. Please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and just bring wellies. All other equipment will be provided.
Our local Beavers' Group, 1st Henllys Beavers will be joining us too, so it'll be busy. We're also aiming to recycle as much as possible and anything we can't recycle will be taken away by TCBC.
The trail of litter from the streams that pass through Henllys LNR to sea water is shown in the map below, you may have to zoom in and out a bit.
View Clean Coast Week Event on Henllys LNR in a larger map