Hurley Team Cleans up Graig Woods
Volunteering for Gwent Wildlife Trust, three of our employees spent a morning tackling the litter problems at Graig Woods in Newport. The litter pick was part of ‘My Wild Newport’, a scheme run by Gwent Wildlife Trust in collaboration with Natural Resources Wales and Newport City Council, which aims to manage and improve Newport’s green spaces through initiatives such as habitat management, litter picking, footpath improvements and fencing.
Our team spent three hours picking up litter, which included everything from widespread plastic waste to an old milk crate and several pairs of shoes. It was certainly an eye-opening experience, as the woodland has a history of fly-tipping and general littering problems.
By the end of the morning, the team managed to fill fifteen black bags full of rubbish and the appearance of some problem spots was drastically improved.
The team worked on some really difficult terrain. Their hard work made a positive difference to the environment, especially as primary schools nearby use Graig Woods for their Forest School activities and it is crucial they can engage with nature and the outdoors in a safe way.