Thank you to everyone who took part in Spring Clean Cymru!

Spring Clean Cymru has now come to an end in a big way, with over 364 clean-up events taking place, this is well over 4,700 bags of litter pledged and picked up across Wales.

We’d like to thank the amazing volunteers, community groups, businesses and local authorities that have helped protect the environment and made a big difference across Wales. You all deserve a big round of applause and the recognition as this is all down to your hard work.

Also, huge thanks to all the groups using EpiCollect5 to record their activities. Don’t forget that you can access your own data at any time. It’s great way of showing people the difference you’re making in the community. Find out more on reporting your progress: https://bit.ly/35fOHzl

Here’s a glimpse at the last week of activities.

We tackled Snowdon alongside the Snowdonia National Park Authority on Sunday 3 April.

An intrepid team of 18 volunteers joined staff from the Snowdonia National Park Authority to scale Wales’ highest peak, collecting 19 bags and 105 kilos of litter from the mountain, including banana skins, plastic bottles and even a full box of unused eggs.

“We were pleased to take part in the campaign and support the amazing work of Keep Wales Tidy. As always, thank you to everyone that’s helping to protect Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon, keeping the environment safe and exceptional for all to enjoy.”

Etta Trumper
Volunteer and Well-Being Officer for Snowdonia National Park Authority

“I wanted to take part in Spring Clean Cymru because I wanted to help keep Wales tidy and to give something back for Snowdonia".

Caroline Faux
Volunteer with the Snowdonia Society

Meanwhile, volunteers joined Keep Wales Tidy and staff from the Marine Conservation Society. Together they removed 3 bags and 16 kilos of litter from much loved Kinmel Bay beach.

“Year on year, we continue to find and record hundreds of litter items on our beaches, posing a threat to people, wildlife and our ocean. The Marine Conservation Society are proud to be working alongside Keep Wales Tidy for Spring Clean Cymru 2022."

Ffion Mitchell
Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager for Marine Conservation Society (Wales)

We also held our ‘Paws and Pick’ event at Bute Park. We were joined by volunteers and staff (including their four legged friends) and a special guest, BBC Radio Wales’ Behnaz Akhgar, who took part in the clean-up and promoted our Spring Clean Cymru and Dog Fouling campaign live on air on Owen Money’s ‘Money for Nothing’ show.

You can listen to the clip here (50:00 – 53:20)

“What a beautiful day and what an amazing thing to be able to do with Keep Wales Tidy. We’ve had an amazing day - it’s nice to be able to come out and help the community. If you do have the time, try and sign up or go along to your local hub and do some litter picking. It's so satisfying, you get your walk in, you get your fresh air and you're doing something really nice for the community as well."

Behnaz Akhgar
BBC Radio Wales

"Litter can harm all the different animals and it's not very nice for them to get stuck in things.”

Sammy Ray
10 year old volunteer

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