February Litter Pick
Dafen pond - pond watch and litter pick. Monday was cold, windy and a bit drizzly but that did not deter myself and Veronica from meeting at the pond. An awful mess was waiting there for us yet again! We were made to feel good about what we were doing by a gentleman who came up to us to thank us for what we are doing for the village. Also we soon had 3 new volunteers turn up - 2 came from Burry Port and 1 from Swiss Valley. Thank you so much for your help and caring about my pond patch, i am very grateful. We had a really good couple of hours and collected 8 bags of litter plus other bits. The extra help allowed us to delve into areas we had not had time to do before! The pond life appear to be happy and content with the exception of a poor dead toad. There were many birds around whistling while we worked. lol.
January Litter Pick
Thank you Veronica for supporting me again this year at Dafen pond. The pond area was not too bad other than drink cans thrown into bushes again! The car park area however was a terrible mess. Some of the problem has been the strong winds blowing litter around but if people didn't dump their litter bags there in the first place then they wouldn't get opened by the wildlife and then blown around! Why people make the effort to take their rubbish there and not the tip or put it out at their own property is beyond my comprehension. It is so sad that people don't appreciate our beautiful areas and try to look after them, is it so hard to put a wrapper or can in a bin or pocket? Cigarette ends are also a big problem there. It is obvious that car ashtrays are being emptied onto the floor just a matter of feet away from the bin! You never know, one day it might just sink in to some people what bins are for lol.