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by Michael dEstries
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Catherine Zeta Jones is the latest celebrity to support a campaign by the UK National Trust to purchase a 614-acre farm along the gorgeous shores of Llyn Dinas lake in Snowdonia.

Naturally, the place is steeped in legend – where supposedly the Welsh red dragon battled the white dragon for supremacy. (The red dragon won – with the latter falling into the lake.)

Matthew Rhys, of the television series “Brothers and Sisters”, was the first actor to support the £1m campaign saying that if efforts aren’t taken to protect the area, “we risk losing the peace of this tranquil valley to commercial development.”

Zeta Jones added: “The beauty and landscape of Snowdonia is truly unique and we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect Llyndy Isaf in this stunning part of Wales for future generations.”

So far, the campaign has reached the half-way point – raising some £500,000. Organizers hope that with Catherine’s added reach, they might finally be able to preserve the area – much like actor Anthony Hopkins helped achieve during a 1998 £4m purchase of land on the southern flank of Snowdon.

Check out video of the scenic area below.

Why Llyn Dinas is special from National Trust on Vimeo.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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