Rob Khoo tells us about his work for the Innovate Trust’s Green Days Project.
My day job is working for Cardiff based charity Innovate Trust, which supports adults with learning disabilities. My job role is volunteer co-ordinator on the Green Days project – a Big Lottery funded project that carries out environmental conservation work in Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taff.
We work closely with the community park rangers, and the work that we carry out with them is becoming increasingly important as time goes on and council budgets are cut; we carry out all sorts of tasks such as coppicing, hay raking, invasive species clearance and biodiversity surveys.
And the locations are fantastic – we are so lucky in Cardiff to have such an array of wonderful outdoor spaces for such a compact city, I’ve lived in Cardiff all my life and the rangers have taken me to loads of places that I had never heard of! I’ve also learned so much more about the local wildlife from the rangers – I’m particularly looking forward to slow worm spotting in the summer in Grangemoor park.
We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to join in with us on activities. If you think you would be interested in coming out with us, please contact Rob at email@example.com or phone on 02920 382151
Twitter – @GreendaysP
Sign up for the weekly We Are Cardiff newsletter
Check out what’s going on with We Are Cardiff Press