A Spring clear out for Wildlife in The Woods

Just as the weather began to improve, a group of 11 volunteers 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. Nore Barn Woods is an attractive area of public open space in Emsworth adjacent to the shore of Chichester Harbour. Formed in 2002, The Friends of Nore Barn woods is a group of volunteers who aim to make the area more pleasant for the public. Lockheed Martin UK – Rotary and Mission Systems regularly take part in volunteering activities organised by Community First and are 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 the team from Lockheed Martin made light work of cutting back and clearing two large spaces that will be instrumental in creating the growth of wild flowers. Andy Wallen from Lockheed Martin said, “I have enjoyed volunteering today, it’s been good to get out in the open air. This is my first time volunteering and it will not be my last. It makes us feel good giving something back to the community.” Roy Ewing from The Friends of Nore Barn Woods was grateful for Lockheed Martin’s support. “Having the volunteers today has enabled us to clear areas that we would have been unable to do with our own workforce and in a fraction of the time. We cannot thank them enough and would welcome them back at any time. What a great team and a pleasure to work with.” If you are a business and would like to find out how you can volunteer in the community, contact Rachel Taylor rachel.taylor@cfirst.org.uk or telephone 01730 774057.

Posted on Wed, 17/04/2019 - 18:32