Volunteering opportunities - Summer 2015

Do you live in the Dyfi Biosphere? Are you planning on visiting the area this summer? Why not take part in some of the volunteering opportunities taking place!

COBWEB is working with local community groups and organisations to fund projects that use COBWEB technologies to collect crowdsourced data. Be a part of the process and collect real data using COBWEB! Check out some of the volunteering opportunities below.

Coetiroedd Dyfi Woodlands

Coetiroedd Dyfi Woodlands are engaging local communities in monitoring woodland flora and fauna. A series of opportunities listed below, will enable students, local citizens and tourists to engage in three woodlands within the Dyfi Biosphere.

Coed Gwern: May 6th, June 3rd, July 15, August 5th.
Coed Ty Gwyn: May 10th, June 7th, July 12th, August 3rd.
Parc Natur Penglais: May 9th, June 13th, July 18th, August 8th.

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Penparcau Community Forum

A project recruiting citizens from the Penparcau area as well as visitors to record observations of butterflies and their food resources. The data collected will help to inform local management plans and increase interest and understanding of the importance of butterflies (and other pollinators) to the health of the natural environment.

Wildflower Walk: 23rd May at 10 am
Bird Walk: 27th June at 9 am
Mammal Event: 25th July at 11 am
Butterfly Walk: 8th August at 10 am

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Snowdonia National Park Authority

On July 7th and 8th the Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) will be piloting the COBWEB app around the Conwy River basin starting in Betws y Coed and then on the 25th and 26th August, starting around the Mawddach basin in the Dolgellau area. The SNPA are utilising COBWEB technologies to inform the creation of a management and control strategy for Japanese Knotweed within the National Park.

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Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Living Seas marine team based at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre will be carrying out land and sea based monitoring of marine megafauna (dolphins, whales etc.) over a wide area.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5 throughout July and August

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:15