After postponing the Tern Island task from December due to bad weather, everyone was delighted when we woke up to a sunny but cold and breezy morning with 22 eager volunteers. Stuart turned up with boat and motor and was soon ferrying people across to the island while work started on clearing in front of Colebrook Hide.
By teatime a good routine had been established clearing the weeds and loading the “trailer boat” for Stuart to take back to the shore and unload. After a quick break, work resumed and by lunchtime the bulk of the unfenced island was clear of weeds.
After lunch the team concentrated on the fenced area. With lots of help from our many new volunteers this area was soon cleared and we were ready to start packing up.
Back on shore the other team had made a huge difference in front of the hide and were now off removing Willow from further down the shoreline.
Many thanks to Stuart, Jon and all our volunteers for a job well done and we look forward to seeing you again on our last Sunday task on March 11th.
Volunteer Leaders: Duncan, Jon and Jane.