The Citizen OBservatory Web was a 4 year project funded by the EU’s FP 7 Programme which came to an end in October 2017. There were 13 European partners involved, enabling citizens to collect environmental data using mobile devices. The data would then be suitable for use in research, decision making and policy formation.
COBWEB relies on citizen science and focused upon Biosphere Reserves, including the Dyfi Biosphere. Ecodyfi supported locals and organisations to monitor habitats and learn about the Biosphere as well as advising about the area and providing access to local networks.
The Cymerau project aimed to engage communities in Borth, Tal-y-Bont and the surrounding area in discussions about water. A number of artists were commissioned; funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to work with communities over a twelve-month period, September 2015 – August 2016. A digital 'water map'; Map Dŵr has been created, to reflect the many local stories that emerged through this process. Ecodyfi led the community engagement and played a role in communication and linking to other initiatives.
The Dyfi Footprint Project aimed to help residents of the Dyfi valley reduce their impact on the planet, and to estimate and monitor the collective Footprint of the community.
The project aimed to develop the potential of the Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail, by identifying and raising awareness of the diverse assets such as accommodation, shops, places to eat and heritage and leisure resources such as listed buildings, cycle and footpaths as well published walks.
Ecodyfi managed the project with the Mid and North Powys Destination Network in order to help local businesses engage more fully with the walking tourism product and to expand that sector.
A project that explored and celebrated links between Welsh language, culture, landscape and nature in the Dyfi Biosphere.
Events included an evening of competitive poetry, a project with local schools and a competition.
The project was funded by CCW and the CAE fund of the Snowdonia National Park Authority.
Gwres was the first project that ecodyfi carried out in the name of the Dyfi Biosphere, having secured grant aid from the UK Government. We publicised an opportunity for householders to have a grant to install heating from renewable sources, as early adoptors of the Renewable Heat Incentive.
The Mentro Allan (Venture Out) programme was a five year Big Lottery funded project supported by a diverse network of local and national partners aimed to motivate a range of sedentary groups to become more active; ecodyfi put on a range of free activities in the Bro Dyfi area dealing with the theme of rural isolation.
Legends of the Biosphere
The project was designed to promote reasons to visit the Dyfi Biosphere based around the unique cultural characteristics of the area, particularly legends, stories and characters, so as to take advantage of the Year of Legends in 2017. Ecodyfi contracted local artists to identify key stories and legends that reinforce sense of place and were brought to life through participative events. This was funded through the Visit Wales TPIF grant.