Drop in sessions to explain new saltmarsh habitat at Cwm Ivy, Swansea

Drop in sessions to explain new saltmarsh habitat at Cwm Ivy, Swansea

PUBLISHED: 01 JUN 2015

Natural Resources Wales and the National Trust are inviting people who live near or enjoy Cwm Ivy marsh, to find out more about their innovative Habitat Creation project to create a saltmarsh that will provide a new habitat for wildlife.

The drop in sessions will be held at Llanmadoc Village Hall, Llanmadoc, SA3 1DA, on

  • Friday 5th June, from 2:00pm – 8pm and
  • Saturday 6th June, from 9:30 am – 2:00pm

Staff from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the National Trust (NT) will be on hand to discuss a number of issues including the current situation at Cwm Ivy marshand its sea wall, and ambitions for the site. The sessions will also cover potential options for the Wales Coast Path and local footpath as well as answer questions about the project and future plans.

Andy Basford, NRW’s Project Manager, said:

“We know Cwm Ivy marsh and its sea wall has a special place in the hearts of local people and visitors so we’re holding these drop in sessions to explain what we want to do at the site and why. We are keen to listen to the views of local residents and visitors and give them a chance to have their say. Their feedback will contribute towards our final plans for reintroducing saltmarsh.”

Alan Kearsley-Evans, Countryside Manager for Gower and Ceredigion for the National Trust, said:

“We are pleased to be working with Natural Resources Wales to help to provide compensatory habitats while returning Cwm Ivy marsh back to its natural state of saltmarsh. While doing so, we’ll continue to work closely with Swansea City Council and the local community to maintain and enhance public access to Cwm Ivy.”

The proposed new intertidal habitats at Cwm Ivy will provide important new feeding and resting sites for birds and other wildlife. It will also ensure that the special wildlife value and ecosystems of the Burry Inlet and Carmarthen Bay will be protected long into the future.  

 
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