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Nominated for Environment champion award

Formed to soften the impact of tourism on a very special yet ecologically sensitive place, Caru Eryri aims to help manage the effect of increasing visitor numbers on Eryri National Park.

A volunteering programme run in partnership by Eryri National Park, Cymdeithas Eryri, The Outdoor Partnership and the National Trust, they have a visible presence on the ground in popular areas, collecting litter, engaging with the public, and advising and educating visitors.

This group of volunteers have made a remarkable difference to the natural environment of the National Park given the pressure of visitor numbers and the issues this brings.

In 2023 alone, they collected over 1282kg of litter, over 517 large sacks, off and on paths in busy locations across the park. This is a simple yet highly effective project making a big difference to the National Park, the visitor experience, the local environment and the community on which it depends.