• tamsin at Ty Hyll

    New Project Officer for Tŷ Hyll

    We are delighted to welcome Tamsin Fretwell, who has taken over the role of Project Officer for the Growing Tŷ Hyll project. Tamsin brings with her a wealth of experience: from practical hands on management of reserves to organising many events for the public. “There will be something for everyone” says Tamsin when asked about her plans “from bug hunts for the kids to formal training in identification skills, I’m keen to make sure that the Growing Tŷ Hyll project has something that appeals to everyone!” So watch this space!

    Continue reading
  • snowdonia-giving-

    Snowdonia needs your help

    Snowdonia is a victim of it’s own popularity, with over 6 million visitors every year! Snowdonia Giving is a new scheme that encourages all of us to donate small amounts to help save Snowdonia.

    Continue reading
  • volunteer week 4 web

    August Volunteer Workdays and Events

    Our upcoming volunteer workdays and events for the month of August 2016.

    Continue reading
  • Community matters

    Choose Snowdonia Society for your green tokens

    when you shop in Waitrose, Menai Bridge, in July. Or how about asking your local shops to nominate us to receive the proceeds of the plastic carrier bag levy?

    Continue reading
  • Ty Hyll butterfly

    Seeds for Bees and plants for pollinators

    Do you have a space that needs filling in your garden? Now is the time to start planting. Tŷ Hyll-the Ugly House has a great selection of bee-friendly plants and seeds for sale.

    Continue reading
  • afon-las-3

    Adding insult to injury

    Hydro developer seeks retrospective ‘permission’ for environmental vandalism on Afon Lâs, Nant Peris

    Continue reading
  • Volunteers on a workday with NRW at Coedydd Aber

    Our best volunteer week yet!

    Last week a group of our volunteers headed out for five days of practical action! With tools at the ready, they worked hard to conserve and enhance different areas of our special national park – what a great way to explore! With a different activity organised for each day there was something for everyone – whether they wanted to maintain Snowdon’s well trodden footpaths or to clear Himalayan balsam from a Special Area of Conservation.

    Continue reading
  • Glyn Rhonwy

    Glyn Rhonwy: new pylons and threat to local lakes?

    While Snowdonia Society questions how pumped storage project will connect to National Grid and possible impacts on access and local water bodies including Llyn Padarn, the developer is applying to double the capacity of the project.

    Continue reading
  • Llyndy Isaf

    Upland conservation grazing at Llyndy Isaf

    9 July. A special guided tour of the stunning Llyndy Isaf National Trust farm with Sabine Nouvet (NT), and Hilary Kehoe and Jan Sherry from PONT, looking at grazing to manage a biodiversity-rich upland environment. Book now to secure your place!

    Continue reading
  • European Union Flag

    In or out? The EU and our environment

    We’ve heard a lot about trade and immigration, but what about the environmental consequences of the vote? Read the report commissioned by the Wildlife Trusts, WWF and RSPB to help you decide.

    Continue reading
  • Iolo Williams

    Help Natur Cymru – Nature of Wales stay afloat

    This not-for-profit, high quality magazine showcasing the wildlife and environment of Wales is seeking crowdfunding to stay afloat into 2017.

    Continue reading
  • afon-las-4

    Hydro-power scheme planned and executed with care?

    Images of a hydro scheme under construction in Nant Peris speak for themselves and show what can happen once a digger gets onto the mountainside, despite proper consultation with the authorities.

    Continue reading
  • Pen y Pass Youth Hostel

    Gorphwysfa or Mallory’s?

    The historic building at Pen Y Pass has been ‘rebranded’ more than once over the years, prompting discussion about the history and cultural meaning of names. Read the article by Duncan Brown that featured in our Spring magazine.

    Continue reading
  • Bags of drinks cans

    CanSaveCarbon challenge has saved 1/2 tonne of CO2

    Challenge complete and Frances extended her target from 2,000 to 3,620 cans, saving half a tonne of CO2 and raising over £1,400 for the Snowdonia Society.

    Continue reading
  • Ty Hyll the Ugly House

    The Snowdonia Society are recruiting

    Project Officer (part time): Growing Tŷ Hyll Project.
    The Tŷ Hyll Project Officer will engage the public and volunteers by developing and delivering practical volunteering, education, training and engagement activities including wildlife gardening and woodland management at Tŷ Hyll.

    Continue reading
  • Litter picked up by Gwynedd street cleaners is sent to landfill

    Cyngor Gwynedd wasting tonnes of CO2…

    …by sending drinks can litter to landfill. A simple measure that allows street cleaners to separate cans from other litter, so they can be recycled, could save 180 tonnes of CO2 annually.

    Continue reading
  • Being interviewed for Country Focus

    CanSaveCarbon ‘crusade’ featured on Radio Wales

    As Frances reaches the end of her aluminium drinks can litter-picking challenge, hear her explain the reasons for her efforts on Radio Wales’ ‘Country Focus’.

    Continue reading
  • BMC Mend Our Mountains

    RAW Adventures & Snowdonia Society pledge to fix Watkin Path

    This year RAW Adventures’ Climb Snowdon fund will be donated to BMC’s ‘Mend Our Mountains’ appeal. The highest section of the Watkin Path is earmarked to benefit from upland path repair work.

    Continue reading
  • Alliance for National Parks Cymru manifesto

    Manifesto for Wales’ National Parks

    In advance of Assembly elections, Alliance for National Parks Cymru has published its Manifesto. Please urge your local candidates to stand up for Wales’ National Parks.

    Continue reading
  • Lucy-winter-warrior

    Lucy raised £25 in sponsorship

    in the Eirias Extreme Winter Warrior event. Well done Lucy! And thank you for raising funds for the Snowdonia Society!

    Continue reading