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Environmental Guardians

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  • Plans  are at an advanced stage to pilot a Valleys Regional Park wide ‘Environmental Guardian’ service to create jobs and professional volunteering opportunities
  • This role will embrace: protecting the landscape, encouraging eco-tourism, promoting a greater use of the outdoors, supervising volunteers and assist visitor and residents.
  • The aspiration is that two-year apprenticeships, matched with private sector funding, will support the pilot which is due to start in January 2013.

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The Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Preservation Society was formed in March 2005 in response to the threatened loss of the Beaufort Ponds after the closure of the local steelworks in 2002. The aims of the Society were to help maintain and improve the ponds and woodlands and to preserve the environment for future generations.
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Gŵyl Taf is a multi-year project that is celebrating the recovery of the River Taff over the past decades from a grossly polluted waterway, used by industry and the public alike to dispose of unwanted effluents, to a thriving river that supports migratory sea trout and salmon.
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The exhibition will travel along the Taff, from Merthyr to Cardiff, but will be targeted more at the stretch from Merthyr to Treforest.
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To support Routes 2 Life, a RDP-funded programme that supports individuals and groups develop skills in horticulture, traditional countryside skills and carpentry. The programme delivers training for individuals hoping to develop their employment prospects, self-esteem and general well being. Routes 2 Life is targeted to deliver training (formal and informal) to beneficiaries.
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This opportunity will support the RDP-funded Rural Green Doctors programme in designated rural wards of Caerphilly County Borough. The Rural Green Doctors programme aims to improve basic services in rural areas by offering free, comprehensive energy surveys of community buildings and making recommendations to introduce energy saving measures.
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GC Enterprises (Wales) Ltd trading as The Furniture Revival help families furnish homes for less through recycling the unwanted or needed furniture of others. We are looking for help in order to improve donations and partnerships with third party companies that could use us as a resource for their own environmental improvement
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Groundwork Caerphilly’s Healthy River Programme promotes the local Rivers to the communities and groups, whilst also improving the local environment around the water way. Groundwork has been operating a Healthy Rivers programme which works in partnership with South East Wales Rivers Trust and Environment Agency Wales/Natural Resource Wales to co-ordinate the removal or modification of barriers of fish migration
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Mountain biking has been a key tourism product in the Valleys for over 10 years and attracts thousands of visitors to the area year after year; bring vital benefits to the local economy. Trail centres were developed in Afan Forest Park, Neath Port Talbot and Cwmcarn, Caerphilly and have provided visitors with world class mountain bike trials and all the facilities to go with them.
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During 2011/12 Torfaen County Borough Council delivered a series of 17 Living Landscape Lectures attracting over 515 visitors to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site.
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As part of its program of activities DSW operates a mobile planetarium that visits schools and communities throughout Wales with a particular emphasis on S. E. Wales Valleys. This program has seen tens of thousands of school children and their families participate and enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
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A chance to invest in a showcase outdoor recreation festival in the South Wales Valleys. This event will be held during the Autumn Half Term Week 2013 (28th Oct – 3rd of Nov), and launched from Dare Valley Country Park.
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Gŵyl Taf is a multi-year project that is celebrating the recovery of the River Taff over the past decades from a grossly polluted waterway, used by industry and the public alike to dispose of unwanted effluents, to a thriving river that supports migratory sea trout and salmon.
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To support a local biodiversity partnership event called ‘Go Wild’ which has been taking place biennially between Pontllanfraith (Caerphilly) and Tredegar (Blaenau Gwent) for 10 years.
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A community run harness racing track in the heart of the Amman Valley, that has been established since 1979. This is a social enterprise, limited by guarantee, run by volunteers, that has just won a Community Green Flag Award.
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A community run harness racing track in the heart of the Amman Valley, that has been established since 1979. This is a social enterprise, limited by guarantee, run by volunteers, that has just won a Community Green Flag Award.
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A community run harness racing track in the heart of the Amman Valley, that has been established since 1979. This is a social enterprise, limited by guarantee, run by volunteers, that has just won a Community Green Flag Award.
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A community run harness racing track in the heart of the Amman Valley, that has been established since 1979. This is a social enterprise, limited by guarantee, run by volunteers, that has just won a Community Green Flag Award.
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Lapwing sites along the newly dualled A465 (Heads of the Valleys) Road. The opportunity exists to protect these sites which are rapidly disappearing.
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Three Guardian posts on a two year fixed term contract to be hosted by the RSPB or partner organisation as part of the Three Rivers Futurescape.
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Two Guardian posts on a two year fixed term contract to be hosted by the RSPB or partner organisation as part of the Lapwing Strategy. These roles would embrace surveying, land management and community engagement.
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One Guardian to support land management, access, guided walks and visitor engagement.
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One Guardian, possibly seconded to the Wildlife Trust, manage sites / river corridors for biodiversity enhancements and community use and promotion of recreational sites.
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30 volunteers to support the management of sites / river corridors for biodiversity enhancements and community use plus promote recreational sites.

Businesses in Wales gaining WECAN contracts

71 Businesses £278,277

Business support for green projects

12 Businesses £86,381

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