Visit Of Natural England To The Pond

Silt Sampling Near Kenilworth Jetty – Tricky Progress!

Last Wednesday, Genevieve Madgwick and Cressida Wheelwright of Natural England (NE) visited Fleet Pond to look at the progress made on the Restoration Project. This included taking some initial core samples to see what the silt comprised of in terms of soil types. At this stage Genevieve did not take any samples away, rather she examined them by eye on site.

Also present were; Steve Lyons and Louise Greenwood (Hart Countryside Services), John Sutton and Alex Hazel (Environment Agency), Becky Lemon and a PhD student (Johns Associates), and Colin Gray (Fleet Pond Society).  Damian McGettrick of WM Longreach, who are the chosen contractors for the project, also joined in for part of the tour.

Sampling The Silt Near Sandy Bay

Genevieve and Cressida also saw the clearance of the marshes whilst at the pond and were very supportive of the overall progress made.

The marsh restoration work has been made possible as a result of funds obtained by NE under a Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Hart Council – please see here for further details.

Photo credits: John Sutton.

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