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Team Challenge - Conquer the invaders at Ynys Hir!

Ynys Hir

What to expect

The project to restore the raised bog habitat at Covert Coch is the largest and most important of its kind in mid-Wales. To encourage the regeneration of bog plants such as bog rosemary, sphagnum mosses and cotton grass, we need your help to remove invasive rhododendron and birch seedlings.

How you will help us

If you're looking for a novel idea for your organisation's team away day then look no further that RSPB Cymru's nature reserves. We offer an unusual and cost-effective alternative to the myriad of outdoor corporate challenge days now on offer. You may become wardens for a day or get involved in some unusual activities to raise funds or to further the RSPB's objectives. A great way to promote teamwork, boost morale and make a positive contribution to the environment and the local community.

Your group

For a team Challenge at Ynys Hir, you need to be able to carry out light physical work on challenging terrain. All necessary training and work gloves will be provided. You should bring wellington boots and waterproofs, sun cream and a sun-hat, according to the weather. Please bring a packed lunch and drinking water.

Support us

Minimum commitment: 1 day
Duration: 1 day
Period: All Year Round

The skills and time provided by corporate teams are incredibly valuable to the RSPB. Corporate work parties help us tackle jobs that would otherwise take our wardens days or even weeks to complete. Employee volunteering also helps us to build community links and valuable business support, and many of our business volunteers return to our reserves with family and friends after their volunteer experience. Some even join as members and become life-long supporters.

Who to contact

Emma Roberts
Tel: 029 2035 3046


We do not directly charge for Team Challenges, as we recognise that your help makes a direct impact on the management work of the reserve. However, any donation towards the work of RSPB Cymru would be gratefully received. PLEASE NOTE THIS CHALLENGE IS FOR READY-MADE TEAMS ONLY - usually groups of employees from companies and organisations.For individual volunteering opportunities "for which there is no suggested donation", please see for further details of ways in which you can help in your local area.

Reference number: 5159

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