David Pottinger writes:
There will be a volunteer event this Sunday, 11 January at Fleet Pond.
Why not come along for some fresh air and exercise, as well as having the nice feeling that you’re doing something really useful for the local community?
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 tasks are supervised by Rachel Jones of Hart Countryside Rangers together with members of Fleet Pond Society (FPS).
For this task, Colin Gray, FPS Chairman, writes:
“Wishing you all a very happy New Year. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas. The task for Sunday 11th January will be back on the Dry Heath, near the reserve car park. More birch to cut and clear and lots of cut material to make a sizeable bonfire!
You might like to know that our local RSPB members group, N E Hampshire RSPB, is holding an event for the Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend 24/25th January. Volunteers from NEH RSPB will be at Fleet Pond on the same Sunday 11th January from 10.00 am. to 2 p.m. to advertise the event and have lots of information for people to see. They will have a gazebo at Boathouse Corner and will have set up telescopes and binoculars on Lions’ View. Even if you cannot join the work on the Dry Heath I am sure the RSPB volunteers would like to meet you.”
Out of interest, here are some pictures of a similar volunteer event from January 2014.