Pic: Lance Jones Paul Mathers and Tony Heaney
Over 30 representatives from Welsh local authorities and quarrying and mining companies with an interest in the restoration of landscapes affected by mineral extraction attended a free interactive showcase, hosted by Welsh Slate and WRAP Cymru at Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda.
Welsh Slate-owned Penrhyn Quarry is WRAP Cymru’s first large-scale landscape restoration project and forms part of WRAP’s commitment to improvement of landscapes which are affected by quarrying.
The showcase demonstrated how quality compost can be used to produce sustainable, cost-effective and sensitive restoration of landscapes affected by the extractive industries.
Speakers at the workshop included Paul Mathers, Managing Director of Terra Resource Investment; Lance Jones from WRAP Cymru; and Tony Heaney, Restoration Manager at Welsh Slate. All speakers discussed the benefits of using quality compost and how the material should be applied to ensure good results.