The area encompassing the Afon Chwiler (River Wheeler) and upper Afon Alun (River Alyn) has been recognized for many years as a biodiversity hotspot. The area supports important habitats such as ancient woodland, unimproved grassland, heathland and wetland habitats as well as many important species including dormouse, great crested newt, water vole, otter, pied flycatcher, barn owl, and many uncommon plant species.
We work with partners at landscape scale along the Alyn and Wheeler river valleys restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife habitats and engaging with local people and communities.
Activities include; creation and restoration of hedgerows, riverbank restoration, pond creation, fencing of ditches for water voles, tree and woodland planting, meadow restoration, wildflower planting, bat and bird box making and placing, and wildlife themed events and activities.
The latest project under this scheme is the Big Lottery funded Wild About Mold Project, which runs until November 2019. More about this scheme can be found here ...