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Waste Not Want Not!

Thursday, December 19th 2019

Removing the old boardwalk timber from behind the lake was the main task for Team Thursday. What a job it was too! The new boardwalk is in place and the old wood had been left behind by contractors as most of it (once dry and treated) will be good enough to be used for small repairs elsewhere. 

With wet and muddy ground and slippery wooden planks full of nails and staples, care was taken as it was loaded into the trolley to be taken away.

In total fifty six metres of path had been replaced. A surprisingly large amount! Wire was removed from the timbers and they were stacked in neat piles.

'Human chains' were made to load the planks onto a trailer. 

This was then taken away to a store in order to dry out. It was heavy work and our sincere thanks go to everyone who helped including volunteers from Northdale Horticulture.

Out on the moor, Adam from Coxon Brothers was making a start on improving the drainage at the far end of the wetland. As you can see, it was rather muddy there too!

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