Job Complete!

Monday, May 1st 2023

Regular volunteers have been out and about enjoying the spring sunshine whilst working on a number of projects around the reserve. Firstly, the dismantling work started by the team from Natural England last week has been completed. 

Both sides of the covered boardwalk leading up to the Wetland Hide have now been completely dismantled and the timber extracted.

Nail removal continued in the outdoor 'workshop', a very satisfying job! Wherever possible, good timber was saved to be reused elsewhere on the reserve.

Several of the posts have already been reused at the Vole Ponds as part of a new fence to improve safety around the first pond. The timber planks which form the fence and new edging have been made from windblown trees on the reserve. They were expertly cut into planks by tree surgeons from Yorkshire Tree Specialists earlier in the year and moved to location with the help of groups from the Personnel Recovery Centre

Other timber from the dismantled boardwalk has been reused as kickboards around the Spigot Mere viewing platform to improve safety for wheelchair users.

Thank you to everyone involved in all of these different projects!


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