It’s really important to us that we are able to get out in the community to meet with people living across West Wales to explain the issues that our rivers are facing and to celebrate the wealth of wildlife that they contain as well. Over the past couple of months we have attended shows in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, next stop Pembrokeshire!

In May we attended the Welsh Countryman’s Game Fair which had a dedicated fishing area, so we fitted in nicely there and were able to show adults and children alike some of the magnificent creatures to be found in a quick sample taken from one of our rivers. We also had the pleasure of the company of Peter Jones from Swansea University who was able to tell people all about the AMBER project to map out blockages in European Rivers.

Visitors to our stand in Llandeilo fascinated by fly larvae and other creepy crawlies.

Last weekend, a team of our Trustees (whom we must remember are all volunteers) headed to the Teifi Side Show in the south of Ceredigion to share news of the areas’ river health. Along with various displays, we were armed with Catchment Adviser, Gareth Waters, who works with farmers in the region to encourage good water management and pollution prevention.

Completing our trio of counties we shall be attending the Pembrokeshire County Show on the 14th, 15th and 16th of August. We hope to see you there!

Kathy James, Trust Development Officer