Help transform Lake Vyrnwy for nature
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Lake Vyrnwy is an enchanting and tranquil valley that’s a special place for both people and wildlife.
Look beyond the surface however, and all is not well. We need to do even more work to improve the landscape to protect endangered species like merlins, curlews and pied flycatchers.
Your donation today will support conservation work to help transform the upland hills, preserve rare wildlife-rich ‘ffridd’ habitat on lower slopes and protect native woodlands.
You could also help visitors enjoy this wonderful, historical haven, full of beauty and wildlife. Your support could have a ripple effect – potentially unlocking another £3m of funding over three years. Please give today to help kickstart this wonderful plan.
Naturalist and TV Presenter
Will you help awake Lake Vyrnwy?
Iolo Williams showcases the dramatic, beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and explains why it’s a special place to him. With wildlife in steep decline, he shows us what we need to do to save it, and how you can help.
Help Lake Vyrnwy's threatened wildlife
Look beyond the surface
- Keeping more water on the hills could help restore more of the natural blanket bog ecosystem that supports curlews, meadow pipits and merlins.
- Improving the ‘ffridd’ so that this rare wildlife-rich habitat could flutter with more butterflies and birds by reducing overgrown bracken.
- Protecting native woodlands by clearing invasive plants can give native birds like pied flycatchers a home in lakeside woods.
How your donation can help
Help mesmerising merlins on the hills
£15 could help block 7.5m of drainage, creating blanket bog that provides food for merlins and curlews
Let the ffridd flutter with butterflies
£30 could help pay for 1200m² of bracken bashing to support small pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies
Make our native woods sing louder
£40 could provide better homes for pied flycatchers by helping to remove 200m² of invasive plants
How your £30 could turn into £3m for wildlife
An amazing transformation
This visionary scheme could transform the natural landscape around Lake Vyrnwy. If you can support us with a donation today, you could set off a huge ripple of support from others, including our partners Hafren Dyfrdwy and £3 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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