Volunteers at Work

Tuesday, April 12th 2022

It is the transition time between winter work and spring work.  Major tasks in a variety of habitats are now complete, allowing spring flowers to open their buds.  Tasks now mainly include repair of steps, boardwalks, paths and dams.  In a few weeks there will be much cutting and strimming of grass along path edges and net rides.

A small stream, that runs across the moor and into the Scrapes needed the silt removing from part of it and the dam repaired.  There was a great deal of advice required!

Some work was needed on the stream leaving Plover's Pool.  It is important to ensure that the water flows where we want it to and not where it wishes!

The path behind the lake hide received some attention with the wooden edges being replaced.

 Many thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work.


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