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A Morning of Practical Conservation – 'Digging and Damming'

26th February 2018 @ 5:05am – by TWiG
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During what has to have been one of the coldest Saturday mornings this winter, a Practical Working Party (including Matty who has just started his Duke of Edinburgh Award – Community Service), got to grips with ongoing conservation work on the Mill Brook.

'Digging and Damming' was the order of the day, as members and newcomers to TWiG got to grips with 'slowing the flow' and diverting water from the Brook onto adjacent land.

What followed was the deliberate creation of a 'leaky dam' within the main stream, the objective being to simply reduce the flow.

The dam will, therefore, hold back some of the water and is another positive step towards reducing flood risk in the heart of the village as well as enhancing biodiversity.

CLICK HERE to check-out the new TWiG Facebook site and see what impact this 'digging and damming' has on the surrounding land.

If anyone else is interested in Saturday morning practical conservation sessions, or if other youngsters wish to use TWiG as a way of earning their Community Service hours for the DofE Awards, then just contact Andrew on 01829 770026.

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