Our team have installed the Long Forest app to help map local hedgerows.Long Forest have committed to survey over 5000m of hedgerow across Wales during the Long Forest project. We have developed the Long Forest App which allows anyone to survey hedgerows near them.
Keep Wales Tidy working in partnership with The Woodland Trust. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Has developed the Long Forest Project. Together, they will be delivering practical action- recruiting thousands of volunteers to plant 100,000 trees and improve around 120,000m of hedgerow in Wales.
The Long Forest Project empowers communities to learn more about the importance of hedgerows. In particular their increasingly crucial roles in sustaining biodiversity through linking fragmented habitats.
Long Forest embraces historical hedgerow research specifically through studying the role hedgerows play in our cultural heritage within the wider, living landscape.
We are delivering practical action to improve and add to hedges across Wales. Working with volunteers. Long Forest officers have established tree nurseries in our four key areas to look after and propagate native trees for hedgerow planting.
There have been hedgerow management courses for landowners and volunteers. As well as practical sessions in gapping up hedges, planting new hedges and laying or coppicing mature hedges.
Through the Long Forest project, we will:
Manage, improve and extend hedgerows, including garden boundaries.
Help people to understand why hedgerows are so important for biodiversity
Get people involved in caring for hedgerows by teaching new skills
Help people to become more aware of hedges by surveying and recording
Uncover the history which lies behind many hedges, through historic research and mapping.
Although our current focus areas are Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire and North East Wales.
The winning logo with over 50% of the Hundreds of votes is
Designed by Aimee and selected by the public our new project logo
To celebrate the start of the Get Creative Festival 2018 we are proud to announce the winner of our peoples choice logo competition.
What is Get Creative?
Get Creative is a campaign run by a group of cultural organisations to celebrate and support the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces.
From guerrilla gardening in your street to paint by numbers in your local library, via nail art, yarn bombing and singing in a choir, we’re building an actively creative UK that caters for people of every age, background and ability. It aims to inspire people to try something new at home or at a Get Creative event, and to share their own examples of everyday creativity.
How the logo and project fit in with the Get Creative Festival 2018.
Artisans Collective are a creative community driven group in Prestatyn, that uses creativity of all descriptions to enhance citizens health and wellbeing.
As one the project partners they engaged with local artists and asked them to design a new logo for our project.
Five were shortlisted and put to the public vote, at meetings, the project launch and via social media.
The winner was designed by Aimee Colville who as a volunteer also facilitates their popular Friday art group. You can contact Aimee here.
“Thanks to everyone who turned out for the litter pick yesterday. It was great having local residents join the pick who hadn’t been aware it was happening, but joined in once they saw us on site. Don’t forget you can also support the Morfa Gateway Project by putting your Tesco tokens in our slot”
The Morfa Gateway project is holding it’s official launch on 1 March (when else?)
Be proud of being Welsh this St David’s Day and join us for Spring Clean Cymru – a nationwide campaign encouraging people across Wales to get together to help clean up our beautiful Cymru and in particular our great town of Prestatyn
Part of the Great British Spring Clean, Keep Wales Tidy wants to inspire the people of Wales to get outdoors, to be active and to be proud of where they live.
Community groups, schools and businesses will all be taking part in four days of action across Wales from 1-4 March. We will be part of this great event.
Beyond the launch day
You can volunteer and become a member of our team at any time please find out more here.