Projects: Partnership is the Key

Working with communities, local authorities and other partners to make a real and sustainable difference, we are actively involved in:

  • Researching causes of environmental damage
  • Restoring damaged river, lake and wetlands habitats
  • Improving access so that infirm and disabled people can enjoy waterside recreation and study
  • Celtic Rivers Trust Partnership…
  • Pembrokeshire Angling Initiative…

 

With safety in mind…

The Trust is committed to working with landowners to create safe access to West Wales’ waterside for children and young people and for those with disabilities. We will also endeavour to support initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence of injury to or death of wildlife.

 

Putting Policy into Practice…Our current projects…

We’re in the process of updating our website with our current projects underway in the region.

First, we’d extremely proud to tell you about our farm advisers who are working directly with farmers across a number of catchments in West Wales, this project takes a hands on approach to improving water quality by offering advice and financial support to farmers.

AC DC: The Nutrient and Soil Management project, West Wales

This joint project with Afonydd Cymru (Welsh Rivers Trust) and Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) has been modeled on the successful work by the farm team of the Wye and Usk Foundation, bringing together pragmatic and cost-effective actions to achieve improvements to water quality.

Our catchment advisers, will be happy to arrange a free and confidential farm visit for a time convenient for you. They will aim to advise you on workable solutions and possibly offer grant funding (subject to availability) and support with fencing and alternative water for stock, managing run-off from yards, soil structure assessments and run-off risk maps.

Meet our team…

Jim Wallwork, Catchment Adviser (Western Cleddau Catchment)

Jim has been a farm tenant in Cornwall for the last 10-years – running a mixed 200 acres with native Ruby Red cattle and Black Welsh Mountain sheep that included spring cereals and Culm grassland managed under a Higher Level stewardship scheme; off-farm work has always included helping other farmers put together stewardship applications – together with ecological surveys relevant to management plans and farm planning.

The move to west Wales has brought about the opportunity to work with a new farming community on the Western Cleddau whilst living on the Eastern Cleddau at the foot of the Preselis. When not ranging on either river catchment Jim helps his partner on a small farm that supports young adults overcome barriers to learning whilst contributing to the local community.   

If you would like to find out more about how local catchment advisers can help you access grants available in your area, please contact Jim Wallwork  on jim@wyeuskfoundation.org.

 

Gareth Waters, Catchment Adviser (Ceri Brook Catchment)

As a lifelong dairy farmer and native of West Wales Gareth is well placed to communicate with other landowners within the region.

Gareth has been a dairy farmer all his life, and grew up on the home farm. In addition he also runs a small sheep flock and suckler herd. He is passionate about agriculture and the environment. . 

Previous roles have included working as a Glastir Commons Officer and prior to this worked at the local Agricultural college. With his work on the environmental scheme Glastir he gave advice and assisted farmers with running their own commons associations, and choosing relevant options for their own holdings.

With his innate farming experience  he can empathise and understand the pressures faced by todays farmer and the environmental constraints that can be placed upon them.

Any spare time usually involves following rugby and other local events within his home town of St Clears, and neighbouring Laugharne.

If you would like to find out more about how local catchment advisers can help you access grants available in your area, please contact Gareth Waters on Gareth@wyeuskfoundation.org.

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The Cleddau Trail Map

The Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust Cleddau Trail takes you on two 'Source to Sea' river journeys. Follow the Western Cleddau Trail to discover unspoilt natural habitats, home to migratory salmon and sewin, kingfishers and other wildlife. The Eastern Cleddau Trail follows the flow of Pembrokeshire's rainwater as it becomes drinking water.

CLICK HERE FOR MAP & DETAILS

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