Care for the Environment
The natural environment is fundamental to what we do at the National White Water Centre, so it is really important to us that we look after it day in day out. We take this responsibility seriously and we have a few things in place to try and do our part.
In and around the centre
We have an extensive recycling programme in place which ensures that nothing in our office and staff room goes to landfill unless there is no alternative. We have changed the way we heat our water for the taps and showers so that we only heat what we need to avoid wasting fuel heating water which we will not use.
Protecting The local area
There are parts of the National White Water Centre site which remain untouched as they are a sanctuary for all sorts of weird and wonderful bats, birds and bugs. We ensure that we oblige with the Environment Agency's regulations regarding water levels appropriate for rafting. This helps the river with its title of having the highest population density of wild otters in the UK and also ensures that the salmon spawning beds are not disrupted during November.
When we run our canyoning trips to the
Prysor gorge it is vital that we do not disturb any of the endagered mosses or other rare grasses in this Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is why we have a thorough brief not only on safety but on how
to avoid disturbing the environment with our customers before we begin the adventure.
Size of Wales
The National White Water Centre and Canoe Wales are proud to be supporting partners of Size of Wales; aiming to conserve an area of rainforest equivalent to the Size of Wales (or 2 million hectares).
Find out more at http://sizeofwales.org.uk/