About Cardiff Friday Mornings Project

Cardiff Friday Mornings Project was set up in November by Chris Partridge, Cardiff's Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns Project Officer. The aim is to give groups and individuals a chance to perform regular practical environmental activities throughout Cardiff in line with the aims of Keep Wales Tidy.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but we like to know in advance so we can provide sufficient tools and PPE. There will be a short talk at the beginning of each event which will describe the activity, why it is important followed by a short piece on tool and general safety.

Activities are often in partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department and Street Cleansing.

Events are listed on this blog in calendar form on the right hand side which contains the locations (as a tinyurl.com link) date and time. There is also a link to the map for the next upcoming event and a direct link to a slideshow for the previous event.

For more information you can contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or by Email: chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

14.01.11 Pontprennau Pond Work

Location: Greenacre Drive just off Heol Pontprennau
Date: 14.01.11
Time: 10- 12
Flickr Slideshow
In partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department we helped to rejuvinate this threatened pond habitat.

Overtime, willow trees have grown up in and around this pond which is causing serious harm to its status. This is due to overshading, eutrophication due to excessive leaf litter and drying out. To address these problems, earlier in the week we coppiced some of the pre-marked willow trees, dragged them out of the pond and stacked them for chipping and recycling for compost. In total, five tipperloads of willow was taken away for composting and 2-bags of litter were collected from in and around the pond.

Today's work continued on from the work performed by volunteers on the Tuesday. The rain that fell on Thursday 13th was so fierce, the water levels in the pond rose by almost a foot. This meant the easy access part was tricky, the island was submerged and the trees on the bank were now in the pond.

Today, we had Rhian from KWT (who is also a local resident), John (a Cardiff River's Group volunteer) and 5-vols from LS Healthcare. By the end of play, we had cleared all of the marked up trees ready for chipping and collected another bag of litter.

For more information contact Chris Partridge by Email: chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org
or telephone: 07717 412 270

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