The Trust was formed in February 2007and became a Company Limited by guarantee in August of that year becoming a Charity in 2012. We have consistently had a board of eight directors with a range of skills that help the board to function across a wide environmental brief. Recently the National Officer from Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru has joined us on the board.
It has three dedicated volunteers from one of the local angling Associations and currently three staff. The staff consist of a Project Officer who runs our Taff Bargoed Project one who runs our Taff Catchment Project and one who is called a farm advisor who will be working on the Ely and Vale catchments, this because the majority of our work tends to be working with or on farms in both these catchments.
We work with many partners such as Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Water, Keep Wales Tidy, Groundwork Wales, The Wild Life Trust and the local Authority biodiversity and Wild Life officers in the Councils that are in the Trust area.
The Trust chairman sits on the Board of Affonydd Cymru and through this body it is also able to obtain funding for its work. It was part of a pan Wales Project from 2010 to 2015 sponsored by the European Union called Environmental Improvements to Sustain Welsh Fisheries, see report below.
The map below shows our area of work across the South East of Wales. Every River system is different and we need to use many different form of habitat and in river improvements in the course of our work.