Want to get involved?
Join us in exploring solutions for how we can help nature at scale, working towards a better-connected landscape with a healthy and thriving environment. Whether you:
- own a natural resource – for example forestry, farms, both private, public or community/charity owned
- manage a natural resource – for example fishers, foresters, farms, another nature-based business, local authorities
- use natural resources – for example walking, bike rides, swimming, fishing, kayaking
Our five areas that we’re focusing on to create a better-connected land and sea scape are:
- enhancing riparian and estuarine ecological connectivity
- improving water and aquatic quality
- expansion of woodland and native tree cover in the right places
- supporting healthier biodiversity
- connecting people to nature
You can contact Project Development Officer, Sian, to discuss your ideas or join us in any of the following ways.
Community drop-in sessions
We’ll be holding regular community drop-in sessions across the area as soon as it is safe to do so within government guidelines. These will be opportunities for you to hear the latest from the project, ask any questions you may have and most importantly contribute to the project’s development through providing feedback on the proposals we’ll be continuing to develop with a range of organisations and people.
When: Every other month in your area or monthly online (depending on government guidelines). These sessions will take place over several hours, so whenever is a good time for you, do drop-in.
Wednesday 16th, 9.30-14.00 – Caffi Alys, Machynlleth
Thursday 17th, 15.00 – 17.00 – Cletwr, Tre’r Ddol
Friday 18th, 11.00 – 15.00 – Siop y Pethe, Aberystwyth
Saturday 19th, 10.00 – 14.00 – RSPB Ynys Hir, Eglwysfach
Thursday 15th, 15.00 – 17.00 – Cletwr, Tre’r Ddol
Wednesday 14th, 9.30 – 14.00 – Machynlleth Market
Saturday 17th, 11.00 – 14.00 – Dyfi Wildlife Centre
Monday 19th, 16.00 – 19.00 – Y Ganolfan, Aberhosan
Sunday 22nd, 17.30 – 20.00 – Caffi Alys, Machynlleth
Monday 23rd, 11.00 – 14.00 – Aber Food Surplus, Aberystwyth
Saturday 18th, 10.00 – 13.00 – Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market, Old Arriva Bus Depot, Park Avenue
Sunday 19th, 12.00 – 16.00 – ‘Our Community, Our Climate’ at Y Plas, Machynlleth
More to be confirmed
We’re holding a number of focused workshops to further develop the ideas and suggestions we heard proposed during our drop-in sessions at the end of 2019, and through our workshops in 2020. We’re going to be looking at some of these suggestions, along with ideas proposed by organisations in the area to explore which would be the most effective at connecting nature across land and sea within our five themes.
When: These will take place every few months and will be a facilitated session which will take between two to three hours (less if done online). They’ll happen at various locations in the area, and we’ll have tea and coffee on tap for participants!
Thursday 2nd September, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Please e-mail email@example.com for details, location, and to register to attend this in person event.
Tourism Businesses Workshop
Thursday 16th September, 2pm – 3.15pm
Online drop-in sessions
We know that it’s not always easy or possible for people to join us in person, so we’ll also be holding online drop-in sessions which you can book using the booking system below. We’ll send you a zoom link or arrange a time to call you on the phone if you’d prefer a phone call.
If you’d like to support the conversation being hosted by the project you might be interested in becoming one of the projects Community Facilitators. In this role you’ll host conversations within your community (either geographical or interest based) which will form a key part of the co-design process. You can find out more here.
Land and sea use questionnaire
Our questionnaire remains open to gather a wide range of views and experiences of how people use the land and sea to help inform the project. We’ve tried to keep this short, it shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes. You can complete the questionnaire here.
Online project update
We’ll be sharing the latest in the projects developments and news on workshop dates to help you know how to get involved. We held an update talk in September and can watch it again here.
We are always happy to come and give talks to your group/community council etc. Please do email us if you would like to book in a talk.
- 14/6/2021 – Clwb Merched y Wawr Talybont
- 15/6/2021 – Trefeurig Community Council
We’ll be convening a number of working groups, for example an ecological working group, or a nature-based business group, etc. If you’re interested in being involved in these groups we’ll be putting a call for members of these soon. These groups will provide advice, guidance and recommendations for the further development of the project.
Please do contact us and tell us what you want to be part of, introduce yourself or request an online meeting. Sian Stacey is the Project Development Officer and her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org