Eco Llynfi began in November 2012 as a way of connecting local groups and organisations working to new ways of managing and appreciating the natural environment.
To get the work started with Bridgend County Borough Council working with Valleys to Coast and the Forestry Commission, with support from Welsh Government funding, to support a number of local groups in progressing site specific projects as well as helping the local community learn about habitats, management techniques and develop ideas and momentum for future projects. The groups involved in the project include:
– Maesteg Rivercare Group;
– Friends of Maesteg Welfare Park;
– Caerau Market Garden and
– Friends of Brynheulog
The project team has led a number of familiarisation events with various representatives of these groups, for example pictured in Oakwood and at Maesteg Welfare Park, and have begun to develop project proposals. Updates from the various projects will be posted regularly and more information can be found on the links to the right.
As part of the commission a series of workshops and educational sessions are planned for early 2013 led by Hyder Consulting. These sessions will provide feedback and useful learning material for the community to continue to connect the Llynfi Valley through biodiversity projects.
The location of the four principal Eco Llynfi projects is shown below on the Google Map.
The project builds upon other work which is continuing in the Llynfi Valley, details of which are provided under the ‘Project Community’ of the site.
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To find out more about the project or to get involved please contact please contact the groups directly or get in touch with Project Team on: