Sunday 26th February 2017: Water Management for Wildlife Work Party

Enthusiastic conservation volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington on the Middlewood Way to help on a water management project to create and maintain important wildlife habitats.  Armed with a variety of tools the group raked drainage ditches clear of choking weed. Wooden planks were used to strengthen the banks and form dams so that areas with deeper water were created.

The group were delighted to see that frogs were already gathering and spawning in some of the ditches, meaning that the improvements that were made would have an immediate effect providing safe places for tadpoles to develop over the spring.

Being able take positive action for local wildlife is an important motivation for our Wildlife Explorer families. It enriches our local environment and benefits the community and the individuals involved gain a great sense of achievement.

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