Volunteer Wardens Wanted

Witford Point, Baglan

Witford Point, Baglan

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is seeking volunteer wardens for Witford Point sand dunes

We're working in partnership with the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen to look after the wildlife interest of the sand dunes at Witford Point which forms part of Baglan Burrows.

The Wildlife Trust will be working in the area of dunes adjacent to the mouth of the River Neath, and will be undertaking a range of wildlife surveys, including breeding birds, butterflies and insects, as well as clearing litter and other restoration management.

The Wales Coastal path crosses dunes at Witford, and the whole site is well used not only by long-distance walkers but by local dog-walkers and people visiting the beach.

The Wildlife Trust is now calling for local residents who use the area regularly to become voluntary wardens for the site, and help the charity monitor the dunes as part of its bid to understand how the wildlife of the dunes and the human visitors interact. This might include reporting wildlife seen during visits to the site, or monitoring the level of public use and types of leisure activities undertaken.

Lizzie Wilberforce, Conservation Manager at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said “The Wildlife Trust is delighted to be working with St. Modwen to monitor and manage this really special place. Sand dunes are a threatened habitat in Wales, and the dunes at Witford are home to some really quite scarce species. We know that a lot of local residents walk through these dunes on a regular basis, and we’d love to hear from anyone who would be interested in volunteering with us. It would really help us understand and protect this site to the best of our ability.”

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Lizzie on l.wilberforce@welshwildlife.org