At the beginning of 2008 we agreed to look after a tank full of salmon eggs for the Environment Agency Wales Afon Cain initiative to raise awareness of diffuse river pollution. As well as enabling the community to watch the eggs hatch and the fish develop, we organised an arts project in partnership with the Environment Agency Wales.

Ingrid Maugham visited Llanfechain school where the children learnt about the life cycle of salmon and decorated their own wooden cut out salmon showing amazing attention to detail and creating some fantastic artistic outcomes. The finished salmon were displayed outside the Youth & Community Centre before being proudly paraded through Llanfyllin by the 40 children involved. At the Agricultural Show Ground in Llanfyllin each child got the opportunity to release the salmon from the tank into the river. The project received much publicity across Wales.

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