Here's just a small sampling of the ways we're helping to care for Snowdon.
snowdonia giving - a pilot project
Snowdonia gives a lot to us... we need to give a little back. Snowdonia giving is a way of us all easily donating a small amount of money to help save Snowdonia.
young rangers scheme
During the autumn of 2016, the Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Outdoor Partnership joined forces to pilot an exciting new scheme. We were looking for ten enthusiastic and self-motivated young men and women aged 14–16 to pilot our young ranger scheme. As part of the team, these young people had the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills to set them up to become the rangers of the future!
Spaces were limited to ten young people, and there was a lot of competition for the places. The successful applicants stood out because of their enthusiasm and desire to be part of the scheme and their love of the outdoors.
From rock climbing to conservation skills in the stunning surroundings of Northern Snowdonia, the skills developed by these ten individuals were fantastic. Our expert wardens and outdoor instructors were on hand to guide them through the programme.
"I had so much fun and did things I’ve never done before. I was given the opportunity to learn so many new skills.”
Snowdon Partnership - Litter picking
Each year the Snowdonia Society works alongside its partners to host 3 litter picks on Snowdon. These 3 litter picks are scheduled to target the mountain’s litter at key points in the year.
· The first is held at the end of spring focusing on the litter that has built up over winter and the early bank holiday weekends.
· The second takes place during mid-summer to maximise awareness of our work and keep on top of the increase in litter during the busiest period of the year.
· The third and final day of the year is part of the Real 3 Peaks Challenge Litter Pick. Held in October, this event sees several groups tackle all of Snowdon’s footpaths giving the mountain a deep clean before winter comes
As part of our litter picks we gather valuable data to help us compare the progress of our work as well as guide us on future volunteer days. This data is produced in the form of a heat map. The heat map shows the location as well as density of litter and is accurate to within 15ft. This data can be easily understood and clearly marks out the hot spots that need our attention.