VOLUNTEERS CREATE HABITAT AND HELP TO SLOW THE FLOW
From creating leaky dams to willow spiling and scrapes, our volunteers have had a busy autumn.
Near Greenhead, they worked incredibly hard to hand dig over 60m² of shallow ponds known as scrapes and create 5 leaky dams. These ponds and leaky dams will help to slow the flow of water during heavy rain and provide vital habitat for wading birds.
The scapes were dug by hand rather than by machines to preserve rare plants that were found on the site.
As part of our Native North Tyne project, volunteers created over 40m of willow spiling to reduce erosion and sediment into the River Rede, this will help to protect endangered species such as the freshwater pearl mussel which is found in the Rede.