Wetland Update - November 2019
You may recently have spotted a large digger on the Reserve. This heralds the implementation of the last of three wetland restoration / flood relief projects, in a joint venture with the Environment Agency, Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The aim is to introduce a wetland environment by scraping approximately 0.5m depth of soil to reclaim a low swathe of land. The removed soil will be used to create a small mound around the lowered area in order to retain water and create a marsh habitat.
We hope to encourage the return of some of those species the area used to be home to, thus increasing the bio-diversity of the site and making the Reserve an even richer haven for wildlife.
Wellington UDC Sewage Works were just beyond the end of the blocks going north.
I think a water pipe or sewage pipe was supported on those blocks many years ago, they look pre war.
A big thank you to all you wonderful volunteers, what an amazing paradise you have developed.
What are the large concrete blocks that are along one of the paths in nature reserve walk please