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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wed 13th April 2011 - Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.

Team GG were back at one of our favourite sites this week, Fort Victoria. We have been here many times before but the rangers always find something else for us to do. This time the tasks fell into 4 main areas, three of which involved wheelbarrows and large piles of materials (again!). Apparently there were some 7 tons of chippings plus 3 tons of top soil for us to deal with...! Two pathways were laid in the wooded area using the well tested method of crushed limestone on a prepared surface. One path had to go over a very boggy area so a drainage system had to be built in. The turfed area to the seaward side of the fort had been damaged during recent mechanical work so this was levelled, filled with top soil, and then reseeded - so should look as good as new in a few weeks time. The 4th task involved a team working along the footpath towards Norton - to give it a good de-litter and spruce up. The forecasted rain held off and the session was VERY well attended - well done everyone!

Many thanks to Carrie for the photographs.

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