There will be a volunteer event at Fleet Pond this coming Sunday and all are welcome to attend (see below for registering).
Colin Gray, Chairman of Fleet Pond Society, writes:
“Happy New Year to all our intrepid volunteers!
The task for the 10th January will be up on the Dry Heath, near the reserve car park. We will be removing birch saplings and thinning and/or coppicing selected gorse shrubs.
No fire this time. Everything is very wet anyway, but it is never safe to make fires on heathland as the heat can get into the peat layer and spread underground.
The soil will be wet, so wellies or waterproof boots recommended. Gorse is very prickly stuff so ensure you bring, or borrow from us, some protective gloves and wear “prickle-proof” clothing.
Hope to see you all there.”
For further information and booking (which is essential as tools and resources have to be planned beforehand), please contact Hart Countryside Services:
Phone: 01252 623443
The Sunday volunteer tasks are supervised by a Hart Countryside Ranger together with members of Fleet Pond Society.
Details of the programme from September 2015 to March 2016 can be found below.