David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme 2017/18
GOLD AWARD WINNERS
Message from David Bellamy to Bryn Vyrnwy Holiday Park:
“It gives me great pleasure to let you know that your park has been awarded a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award for 2017/18. Let me take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all the hard work you have put in to make your park a real haven for wildlife and to go the extra mile to ensure that it is sustainable and a good eighbour to the local community.”
“I am delighted by the scale and vaiety of your formal planting and by the fact that your solar powered park contiues to offer a Dark Skies experience - great, I love star gazing! Of all the wonderful projects you have put in place, I am particularly impressed by the fact that you are winning your Himalayan Balsam battle on your riverbank - it's lovely that you've also provided a seat so that your guests can enjoy the area. In addition, well done on all the hard work you have done to help Britain's bees - I am delighted to say that you are officially a “Honey Bee Friendly” park.”
"What's more, it's great to hear that you have some wonderful, wildlife-friendly hedges on your park, that you understand the improtance and are committed to managing them with wildlife in mind - as a result, i am pleased to say that you hve earned your first 5-in-5 habitat badge."
“Let me finish by saying "congratulations” once again on your achievement – please keep up your wonderful work and make 2018 your most wlldlife-friendly year yet!”.
For the fifth year in succession, we at Bryn Vyrnwy Holiday Park are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Gold Award.
David Bellamy Conservation Awards are made each year to Holiday Parks which demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment. The parks in the scheme are all regularly assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts. The Assessors look at the steps parks are taking to:
Manage their land as a haven for wildlife
Reduce their use of energy, water and other resources
Reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce
Support their local communities
David says: “Having read through your report, it is clear that, as in past years, you deserve hearty congratulations for everything you have done.”
Our Commitment to Green Tourism
Here at Bryn Vyrnwy, our commitment to biodiversity and the natural environment is ongoing, working in harmony with our surrounding open countryside. The planting of natural native hedgerows and trees, with the inclusion of nectar-rich bearing plant species in formal plantings, supports an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. Areas of grass are left uncut to encourage wildflowers and to create natural linked sheltered corridors for wildlife to thrive. Bird boxes have been erected around the park and many bird feeding stations can be found on the parks and surrounding park land, all regularly visited by a great number and variety of birds.
All things sustainable, as you will have noted above, we are constantly working to improve our facilities, with the incorporation of energy and water-saving devices wherever possible. Recycling is encouraged on the park, with facilities for glass, tin, cardboard and paper, and mixed plastics.