Tuesday, April 30th 2013

Fourteen volunteers, a work experience student from Breckenborough School and volunteers from the Youth Justice Service all turned out to help with a variety of different tasks.  First on the list was finishing the dead hedges started last week.

These were finished in no time and have made this path much more inviting.

Several people then spent time enjoying the sun on the moorland weeding out the new planting in the ancient hedgeline.

Time was also spent in the back garden which was starting to become rather wild.  The edge of the lawn was rediscovered and plans were made for some new wildlife friendly planting.

Thank you once again for the hard work from all of our volunteers, your efforts strimming, weeding, hedging, dam building and gardening today have really made a difference to the look of the reserve.


(1) Comments:

Tony Crease responded on 1st May 2013 with...

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I have commented on here several times before but having witnessed the work done down in the new Piave Store, what has been achieved recently on the reserve itself, and the contributions made day and night by the ringing team - I feel obliged yet again to tell you what a marvellous team you all are.  I cannot imagine any reserve, large or small, where the commitment is so great and the end result so obvious and pleasing.  I must also mention the cameraderie impact too, and the fact that two of our group, who have been less fortunate of late, have been in everyone’s thoughts, and in some cases real concern and help has been forthcoming - which is great.  Surely that is a real plus on top of everything else.

Spring has been slow to return, but when it does get here eventually and the trees finally turn from grey to green, credit for the beauty of the reserve - commented on by everyone who visits almost without exception - is due to each one of you and the individual contributions you make.  For that I sincerely thank you.


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