• 90 cans picked up in Cwm y Glo

    Too much litter – target reached a month early 

    2,000 cans picked up & 270kg CO2 saved! Is it good news or bad news that, a month sooner than she was expecting to, Frances has already hit the target she set herself for her CanSaveCarbon challenge? Have you sponsored her yet?

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    Summer magazine and events programme

    This issue of our magazine explores some of Snowdonia’s less conspicuous delights and offers some unexpected ways of revealing them. Our events programme offers a chance to learn about Snowdonia’s wildlife and ecology, farming practices and conservation, with a myriad of opportunities to get involved.

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  • Gwynedd litter heroes

    Are you a litter hero? Share your story.

    My drinks can litter-picking challenge has brought me in contact with lots of people who are quietly improving their local environment by picking up litter. If you’re doing the same, we’d love to hear from you.

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    A Fascinating Introduction to Lichenology

    As a ‘thank-you’ to our dedicated team of volunteers, the Snowdonia Society, in partnership with local professionals, run a wide range of natural history workshops and training courses. Last week, we hosted an Introduction to Lichen Identification Course, here’s what one of our regular volunteers had to say… ”On the 17th March I attended a […]

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    April Events at The Ugly House!

    Whether you want to help us take care of the woodland or join us on an Amphibian and Reptile survey… Here’s what’s going on at The Ugly House this April! Every Monday – Wildlife Gardening: An opportunity to help maintain the beautiful garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll. April 2nd and 3rd –  Discover Tŷ Hyll: […]

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    Would you support deposits on drinks cans & bottles?

    Welsh Conservatives and Friends of the Earth Cymru have both recently called for the introduction of compulsory deposits on drinks containers, to reduce litter and increase recycling rates. Perfect sense!

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    Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen hydro scheme refused planning permission

    And the winner is…Snowdonia Today’s decision is welcome news for local residents and local businesses, walkers, naturalists, anglers, kayakers, and people who love wild places and National Parks.

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  • Cansavecarbon Progress

    1,029 cans salvaged = 142kg of CO2 saved

    Frances is over half way to her target of 2,000 drinks cans, saving 142kg of CO2. Have you sponsored her yet? She has also launched a blog covering themes to do with litter, aluminium cans and global warming.

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    What does ¼ tonne of CO2 look like?

    My CanSaveCarbon drinks can litter-picking challenge will generate 30kg of aluminium drinks cans. Once the cans are recycled this will save 270kg of CO2 – over ¼ tonne. But what does ¼ tonne of CO2 look like?

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  • The bridge that the Snowonia Society campaigned for to replace the Council's over-built structure.

    Members’ Social & Castell Carndochan visit

    Members & volunteers’ Social event, Capel Curig, Sat 12 March: A Circumnavigation of Capel Curig, followed by lunch at Bryn Tyrch Inn, and a talk ‘A volunteer’s year in photographs’. Castell Carndochan, Tues 22 March: Guided visit to this little known castle of the Welsh Princes near Llanuwchllyn.

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    Under pressure: National Parks need to be understood not undermined

    Welsh National Parks Face worst cuts of all Local Authorities For Snowdonia, after 14% cuts over the last two years, the 2016/17 budget will be cut by a further 5%, which is 10 times the level facing Cardiff. It is disappointing to have to compare our situation with that over the border. In England the […]

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    RAW Adventures lead the way again!

    In recent years, they have kindly donated £1 to the Snowdonia Society for every person they have led up Snowdon. This year’s donation of £402 is enough to cover the cost of organising 6 volunteer workdays: over 300 volunteer hours on Snowdon clearing drains and culverts, deconstructing cairns and picking up litter.

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    Betws-y-Coed – Conwy bus service withdrawn

    Arriva Buses Wales have notified Conwy County Borough Council that the commercially operated Service 19, which runs between Betws-y-Coed and Conwy, will cease to operate from 1st May 2016. Please let them know how this will affect you.

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  • Litter bin

    Why I turn a blind eye to litter

    On a recent shopping trip I passed a messy display of rubbish strewn by a litter bin. To my shame, I walked round it. What stopped me from picking it up and putting it in the bin?

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  • Dr John Disley

    Dr John Disley CBE, 1928 – 2016

    It is with great sadness that we report the death at the age of 87 of John Disley, former President and a close friend and supporter of the Snowdonia Society.

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  • Recycling 1 aluminium drinks can saves enough energy to boil water for 14 cups of tea.

    How do you get 14 cups of tea out of 1 drinks can?

    See a drinks can, pick it up, Put it in a recycling tub! Picking up and recycling 1 aluminium drinks can saves enough energy to boil water for 14 cups of tea. Why are so many still going to waste?

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  • Cairn Removal

    Cairns: blight or blessing?

    Please stop moving stones and building cairns! As cairns are built, stone by stone, the footpaths are eroding and the fragile landscape is being damaged.

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  • 38 Degrees petition 6,311 signatures small

    6,000 call for protection of Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen

    On Friday 5th February, Aberconwy Assembly Member Janet Finch-Saunders will receive a petition with more than 6,000 names, to deliver in person to Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources. The petition asks him to ensure that Conwy Falls & the Fairy Glen are protected from development. The petition will be handed over by representatives of […]

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    Can clear litter. Can save carbon. Can you sponsor me?

    Picking up and recycling 1 aluminium drinks can saves enough energy to boil water for 14 cups of tea. Please sponsor Frances to pick up and recycle 2,000 discarded cans in and near Snowdonia.

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    February: The month of mountains!

    Discover how mountain ranges are created and destroyed in Paul Gannon’s fascinating talk on the Geology of Mountains February 15th or get out and enjoy Snowdonia’s mountain peaks with a guided winter walk up Cadair Idris on February 24th! So why not shake off the winter blues and enjoy the mountains of Snowdonia?

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