February 13, 2019
Our AGM will take place on Saturday 16th February from 19.15, at the St. P & J Church Hall, Kings Road Fleet.
All members are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to put questions to the Executive Committee and share your views on the future of Fleet Pond Local Nature Reserve.
Nominations are requested for the election of Officers and Members to the Executive Committee. Please email your nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the official business of the AGM, there will be a short break for refreshments before we announce the winners of the Photographic Competition 2018. We hope everyone who has entered will come along to see their photographs on display.
February 7, 2019
Our task for Sunday 10th February is some more scrub clearance, this time on Fugelmere Marsh, close to Sandy Bay Bridge. There is a large pile of previously cut material to burn so, weather permitting, baked potatoes will be on the menu.
As usual please assemble at the Countryside Workshop, Old Pump House Close, Fleet, GU51 3DN at 9.00 a.m. for a 9.15 start. Please park in Kenilworth Road as parking very limited at the workshop. Wellington boots or waterproof boots recommended as the soil will be wet and muddy. We have some protective gloves and all tools are provided.
A warm drink is available mid-morning but bring your own water if needed. The weather forecast is reasonable at the moment but this can of course change.
Let us know if you are coming to ensure we load enough tools. Phone: 01252 623443
January 28, 2019
If you use your local Co-op and have a Co-op Members Card, please go online and select Fleet Pond Society as your chosen charity.
The Society will then earn 1% of the money you spend on Co-op products. It all helps us to conserve this beautiful community asset.
Click here to support your Co-op local cause.
January 20, 2019
Our recent Sunday volunteer work party spent several hours clearing the banks of the Coldstream Marsh diversion channel. The aim is to increase light to the aquatic flora and provide basking banks for reptiles while retaining adjacent refuge vegetation.
January 20, 2019
This short film shows how the team are using Ecoplugs to control tree growth on islands in Fleet Pond.
When you cut down leaf trees, they quickly start to sprout again. An Ecoplug provides an effective way to deal with this. By inserting the plug into a stump, you can kill the tree and stop regrowth.
Ecoplugs reduce the use of chemicals by 90% compared to traditional methods of treating felled leaf trees.
Here the team are using them to control tree growth on one of the islands. They’re applying Ecoplugs to fresh wood immediately after felling. The plan is to prevent regrowth and allow reeds to become established on the island.
January 15, 2019
This week the team has been cutting back scrub and bramble along the Gelvert Stream as it runs into Sandy Bay. The left bank has been left with cover.
Controlling scrub in this area will allow different types of plants to grow, and by letting light on the water, we can try and increase the diversity of aquatic plants in the stream.
Come Spring, we will see plenty of new growth.