Thursday, 24 May 2012

Current work on the reserve!

As has previously been mentioned the first year management plan for the Heath involves very little practical habitat work until we get to know the species that reside here in all the seasons. However if you have visited the reserve this week in the glorious weather you may have noticed a work party beavering away around the site! This is Suffolk Wildlife Trusts mid-week volunteer team carrying out a great diversity of small but important jobs for us to get the site ready for the summer hordes!

Jobs have included; tidying up the trails and car park fencing, tidying up the toilet block and car park paths, litter picking the river and rest of the site, and sorting out the picnic benches in the main car park. The sharp eyed amongst you may have noticed that we have moved a bench nearer to the river pool in a shady spot, installed a disabled bench under the trees by the main car park and are in the process of digging some barbeque pitts. It is hoped that these will be used by those having disposable barbeques instead of placing them on the grass or benches and burning them by accident!

As the work continues Knettishall Heath will be looking to start up it's own volunteer work party towards the end of this year ready for the winter. I have already had some fantastic interest from local people wanting to help out who have already lent their hand for odd jobs. Work will include tidying up the site and surveying wildlife throughout the summer months, whilst long term winter work will be more habitat focused. The work parties are great fun and a great way to get outside in the fresh air for the day and meet new people. If you are interested then please don't hesitate to contact myself by phone or email through the details below.
Samantha Gay Mob; 07717 156601

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