On Friday 21 September, we were lucky to have SSE visit the pond to help out with our conservation activities. There was a large turnout (see above) and they were joined by Rachel Jones, our Seasonal Ranger, and three stalwarts of Fleet Pond Society (Terry Austin, Geoff Dee and Nick Keeley).
It was a full days activity and a considerable amount of scrub was removed from Coldstream Marsh, which was then burnt in an impressive fire (see below). This is important work as it changes the diversity of the area which in turn helps support rare species and their habitat.
The conservation day came through SSE’s commitment to community support via their Community At Heart programme:
Thanks to our community volunteering project, Community at Heart, each of our 20,000 employees has the opportunity to take a day out of their typical working life to support local community projects.
The SSE staff all appreciated the challenge and thought it very worthwhile. They hope to come back with another team in the future 🙂