Current Volunteer Large Project Activities (Summer).

Volunteer work parties are engaged in weekly project days at a woodland pond in Reeds Lane, Sayers Common until the autumn.

The work consists of:-

  • clearance of fallen and overhanging trees and brush,
  • clearing the pond of unwanted vegetation,
  • removing the leaf silt that has accumulated over many decades,
  • planting indigenous pond plant species and,
  • creating hibernaculums for the indigenous amphibians to use for winter hibernation.

The overall pond area is punctuated by banks, trees and smaller accumulations of residual water. This shows clearance progress on the largest pond.

Anyone wishing to be added to the group’s Register of Interest to become a supporter or to volunteer to join the working parties should contact Michael Nailard giving name and contact details. No membership fee is required. Group activity information and annual news sheets will be periodically circulated to all on the Register. Email:  dralianmarine@aol.com        Telephone: 01273 834001

Project days are selected according to the weather forecast and majority volunteer availability. An advisory email is circulated to all volunteers prior to the day selected for them to attend if they wish.

A number of group tools are always available on site but often volunteers prefer to bring their own. Suitable rough clothes, gardening gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. A pair of gumboots might occasionally be required. Any sun or insect protection etc. that you normally require should be brought with you and used as necessary.