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Team Thursday and Some Good News

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Volunteers have been busy on the reserve again completing a variety of jobs. Mike and Matt could be found in the workshop servicing and making a small repair to one of the mowers.

Our wormery also received some much needed attention today. Once this was taken down from the stand at the outdoor classroom we emptied the soil, sand and stone and gave it a good clean.

We then gave it a fresh coat of paint to provide some protection over the coming year. The wormery will be filled again with layers of gravel, to help drainage, sand and soil. This fantastic educational resource helps children to see and understand the importance of some of the minibeasts they discover as we search for them on activity mornings.

Tony could be found out and about on the reserve this morning continuing with the maintenance work on the system of pipes and drains under the network of paths that cross the reserve. During the afternoon he undertook the stock check for us, making the job of cashing up easier.

We have also received good news from Jacky, our fundraiser. She found out earlier in the week we have been successful with a substantial grant application to help fund a new section of boardwalk and viewing platform beside the lake. This will overlook the newly worked area where a short grass sward will be maintained to encourage duck and other wildfowl to feed. Well done Jacky, we are very grateful for your efforts!


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