Monthly Archives: March 2021

NRW Seeking Board Members

Welsh Government is looking for three people to join the Board at Natural Resources Wales.  Applications are welcome from anyone who is passionate about making a difference to Wales’ environment, from candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life, and particularly from under-represented groups.

Applications opened on 25 March and the closing date is Friday 23 April 2021.   During this time, NRW will be holding drop in engagement sessions for prospective candidates. To book a place at one of the information events, contact NRW’s Board Secretariat.  Follow this link for more details and the application form.

Meadows News – Nature Isn’t Neat

The Monmouthshire Meadows Group Spring Newsletter has just been published and is available to download here: MMG Newsletter Spring 2021.  Among many interesting items, some of which are quite specialised, is one by MCC’s Sue Parkinson on their Nature Isn’t Neat project during lockdown, turning vast areas of our open spaces into ‘temporary’ meadows.  Note that the reference on p16 to allowing neonicotinoids has been overtaken by events – our invertebrates are safe from this pesticide for now because the colder weather has killed off the virus-transmitting aphids that were thought to be threatening the crop.

Beyond Recycling – No More Incinerators

The Welsh Government has published its final Beyond Recycling strategy to make the circular economy a reality where we keep resources in use and avoid waste. To quote an enthusiastic Friends of the Earth Cymru ‘the final strategy is even better than its consultation.  The government still has a zero waste target of 2050. But the measures in this strategy will, hopefully, get us to that point long before then. This is a crucial development.  And now for the incredible news. The Welsh Government has announced no more new incinerators! This is a game-changer for Wales. It really is a massive win.’