In response to RI President Sakuji Tanaka's theme of Peace through Service we started work on a new project for Dolgellau.
With the help of the Snowdonia National Park, the Marian Trustees and the Council we identified an area of land along the river which we could use to create a woodland.
Through the efforts of volunteers from the Dolgellau Rotary Club and supported by Girl Guides and Brownies and volunteers from the wider community we cleared a large area of waste land and planted over 400 trees in the first stage of this ambitious project.
The next stage is the clearing and eventual eradication of Himalayan Balsam around the site and then the positioning of picnic tables and benches.
The entire project may take several years to complete but the site is already open to the public and all are welcome to help in the necessary work to be done.
The trees are growing well but so is the gorse, bramble and Himalayan balsam, so we need help to control these.