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Restoring West Itchenor Village Pond

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Project

FLOW (Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands) is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to survey and improve the ditch network of the Manhood Peninsula, to prevent flooding and increase vital habitat for wildlife. FLOW works in the following parishes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.

Activity

We are going to be continuing the improvement work on this large pond with vegetation clearance, weeding around the hedge we planted last year, and will also be digging out Hemlock Water Dropwort which is dominating the site.

Volunteers will be allocated disinfected tools at the start of the activity, but if you have substantial gardening tools and would prefer to use your own, please bring them along. This is a muddy site so wellies or waders are advised.

Please bring your own gloves. We will bring cake and hot water, but please bring your own cup, and if you will stay all day please bring a packed lunch. See our full COVID-19 volunteering policy here.

Due to COVID-19, our team leaders will need to keep track of the numbers of attendees. Please RSVP to this event, using the contact form below, to book a place. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Attendees will be notified of any changes via email.

Location

West Itchenor Pond, Itchenor Road, West Itchenor PO20 7DA

Parking is just past the pond on the Itchenor Road, on the left, down a gravel track and into the first driveway (PO20 7DL). Alternatively there is a small layby near the church and opposite the church off the Itchenor Road (same postcode).

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Details

Date:
October 30
Time:
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Organisers

FLOW Project Leader Jane Reeve
FLOW Project Field Officer Christopher Drake
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