Nature Keepers guardians of the story of the Land: A story written in the landscape and natural environment
Throughout Bridgend County wooden oak sculptures have been carved in some of our most valuable green spaces. The original Nature keepers can be found in Bryngarw Country Park, and to complement these we have placed 10 more throughout the county borough in local woods, parks and on the coast.
We are fortunate in Bridgend to have a range of landscapes from mountain uplands to expansive untouched beaches and this has been reflected in the varied locations and range of keepers. We have found that many residents did not know that these amazing places are right on their doorstep. Through the Nature Keepers we hope to raise awareness of the array and quality of the county borough’s countryside and urban green spaces and most of all encourage you to visit them and once again be reminded of how amazing the natural environment is.
We hope that the Nature Keepers each with its own original poem will reignite your emotional connection with the natural environment. We all have it, whether the connection is with the coast, the woods or the mountains, within all of us there is an emotional connection, often created in childhood, that when triggered reminds us how special these places are. That connection is what can then motivate us to be in these special places and to conserve them for future generations.
If you need some inspiration please check out the interactive keepers video. Most of all we hope you take up this Keepers quest and visit the keepers with friends and family, go explore the county borough and make new memories with the Nature Keepers guardians of the story of the Land;
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