Just as the hottest and driest summer on record came to end, and the autumnal freshness began to arise, a group of 10 staff from Lockheed Martin volunteered their time to help The Friends of Nore Barn Woods with valuable conservation work in the overgrown woodland areas on the edge of Emsworth. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lockheed Martin UK – Rotary and Mission Systems regularly took part in several volunteering activities and were hugely supportive of local organisations in and around the Havant area.
The purpose of the day was to cut back and clear areas of the wood allowing the natural growth of plants and creating habitats for wildlife. The area was very dense and overgrown, and the team from Lockheed Martin made light work of cutting back and clearing some large spaces and a pathway that will be instrumental in creating the growth of wild flowers and make the woods more pleasant for the general public.
Kate Anders from Lockheed Martin said: “We love giving back to the community - and we love that we can do so on our day off. It’s nice to get together as a team as well, especially where many of us are now working from home.”
Roy Ewing from The Friends of Nore Barn Woods was grateful for Lockheed Martin’s support and had this to say: “They feel motivated enough to come as a group and it’s good to see the company’s behind them - and giving them the time off to do the work! They did an amazing job in such a short space of time!”
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