Llyn Padarn Biodiversity Show – 7 June 2014

The ‘Loving our Lake’ project team is inviting families, residents, businesses and Llyn Padarn supporters in the Llanberis area to come to the ‘Llyn Padarn Biodiversity Show’ on Saturday, 7 June 2014.

“With our partners we want to offer people the chance to come and see for themselves how we are working together to look after the lake and its wildlife and what they can do to help us to protect Llyn Padarn,” says Emma Edwards-Jones, Project Manager for the ‘Loving our Lake’ project.

This free event, to be held at the Canolfan, Llanberis, between 10.30am and 2.30pm, has hands-on activities for all the family, for example;

• Attempt ‘The Drainage Challenge’ to try and build a drainage system for a village like Llanberis;
• Meet the Fish, see the beauty of Llyn Padarn’s Arctic Charr and find out what is being done to protect them;
• Visit the Llanberis Wastewater Treatment Works, an unusual opportunity perhaps, but the Works play a vital role for Llanberis, tours at 11.30am or 1pm.

“Perhaps visiting the Llanberis Wastewater Treatment Works is a rather unexpected local tour. But this is a unique chance to understand how the £2.5 million recently invested here by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, has been spent and is working to protect Llyn Padarn,” says Emma.

Loving our lake project was established to work with local residents and businesses to ensure that we all do what we can to protect the water quality of the lake. The ‘Llyn Padarn Biodiversity Show’ is a joint initiative by Loving our Lake, Snowdonia National Park Authority, Natural Resources Wales, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Afonydd Cymru and Padarn Country Park.

More information on the event and suggestions on how people can change their habits to help prevent pollution can be found on the ‘Loving our Lake’ Facebook Community Page (search for ‘LlynPadarn’). This website contains details of how residents and businesses can make simple changes to make a big difference.

“Please join us on Saturday, 7 June and come along to be amazed by the biodiversity of Llyn Padarn and the challenges of its management,” says Emma.