Wednesday 3 December 2014

Thank you to all the volunteers - SVG weekend 29th & 30th November 2014

Working hard moving logs
Catherine's new found weapon!
A great turn out at the SVG weekend on 29th and 30th November organised by Graham Adcock of the SVG.  Approximately 30+ volunteers attended over the course of the weekend with Saturday seeing the biggest turn out.

It was the third stage of the agreed Woodland Management Plan at Harrison's Rocks, with clearance work being carried out to get more light to the woodland floor and to the rocks. Volunteers helped move felled timber, cleared water gullies, cut back overhanging branches at the top of the crags and also cleaned hidden overgrown crags so they can once again be climbed on. Revetment work has been carried out over the passed three years at Harrison's and it is now paying off, with the ground now being stabilised below the crags and new footpaths being created to encourage people to walk on these only.

Sunny weather greeted the volunteers on Saturday and a huge amount of work was completed. The day was rounded off by a BBQ hosted by Sarah Cullen in the car park with food kindly sponsored by the BMC.

The work continued on Sunday with volunteers getting stuck in with on-going clearance and restoration projects. Some very much apreciated specialist equipment was brought along by some attendees, such as petrol strimmers to help clear the paths along the crag.

The Sandstone Volunteers Group and the Harrison's Management Group and all others who appreciate sandstone would like to thank everyone who turned up and contributed to the weekend.

AFTER THE THIRD STAGE OF CLEARANCE WORK. See the fallen tree for reference.

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