Last week Jenny led our second task to Darby Green Pond, where the volunteers and rangers opened up the paths with our chainsaws and chipper. Darby Green Pond is a new project for us, working closely with Yateley Town Council and the BVC Trust. We kicked-started the project with our November task, where are cleared wind-thrown trees and removed some of the invasive parrots feather plant from the pond.
Over time many of the paths had become blocked by fallen trees and vegetation, so our task to open up a couple of key access routes was very important. This both encourages people to explore the pond and also ensures truck access for maintenance. The transformation on site had been quite dramatic as shown by the photos below, including discovering a lost bridge….
No longer a bridge too far..
A former tangle of trees east of the bridge.
If you’d like to pop down and say hello, we’ll next be heading down on Sunday 29th January and Tues 28th February 2017, meeting in the Darby Green Centre Car Park at 10:15am. If you would like to find our more about this exciting project then please get in touch. A big thank you to Paul, Mike, Keith, Gabriel and Duncan for all their hard work and making such a massive improvement.