Work Parties

Work Parties

 

The Friends Work Parties make an enormous contribution to the conservation and enhancement of the Park and are usually undertaken in collaboration with National Park rangers. They have been particularly helpful in the aftermath of heavy storms that seem to be hitting our coast ever harder and more frequently.

They meet most Tuesdays, starting at 10am and usually finish around 3pm with a coffee and packed lunch break.

Although we have a group of regulars you don’t need to come to every work party – you can pick and choose to suit you – the only thing we ask is that you come equipped with stout (ideally steel toe caps) boots or wellingtons.

So what might you find us doing – well this is best demonstrated by some of our recent tasks:-

  • restoring walled burial plots in Llanwnda churchyard
  • building paths and planting hedges at Gupton Farm
  • creating new footpaths at Dale and Solva
  • painting the lookout at Strumble Head
  • fencing at Pwll Deri
  • pulling up Himalayan Balsam in the Gwaun Valley

It is not unusual for our work parties to contribute the equivalent of some 200 volunteer days on improvements throughout the park. It is a great way to spend a day out in the park, meeting new friends, keeping fit and learning about the Wardens work and how the park is maintained for all to enjoy.

Please contact the Work Party Co-ordinator if you would like to know more or attend a session to meet other members of the group. For insurance purposes it is desirable for your own protection to become a member of the Friends.

For latest Work Party News, read the reports in recent Friends News Updates