Winter Wetland Work

Friday, February 8th 2013

As the wind had dropped since yesterday we decided that it was a good idea to finish the work up on the Wetland.  Gorse was strimmed, raked and burned during the day.  It is important to remove this invasive plant from the bunds as the roots can create holes and leaks between pools.

It was no surprise that a leak was found between two of the ponds, some time was spent this afternoon fixing this problem.  The final winter job here is to check the dams and make sure they are repaired where necessary to ensure the water levels are maintained at the optimum levels for wildlife. 

With all this complete, the Wetland is now ready for wading birds to return in the spring.  Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard on this important habitat.

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