Back in February the Rangers and volunteers worked hard to install two restored tern rafts on one of the lakes at Moor Green. After a long day, filled with wet mud, cold water, a ton of gravel and lots of pushing and shoving we got them in place. Then a few months later we had a report that one tern raft had drifted across the lake to come to rest on one bank next to a bird hide, which caused a bit of confusion as they were well weighted down with anchors and chains to stop them moving in the cross winds.
Last Friday (23/08) Ranger Stuart and Student Tasha took the boat and new anchors out to Moor Green Lakes to see if they could return the raft back to its original position alongside the second raft. The outboard motor decided not to work so both of them hard to work hard to row the raft back out to the middle of the lake where it turns out the rope had been cut. It was replaced with chain to stop that happening again.
One returned Tern Raft, complete with satisfied customer perched on top!