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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Wed 6th Nov 2013 - RSPCA IoW HQ, Bohemia Corner, Godshill.

This week at GG we had the additional excitement of having a new venue to work at... the RSPCA HQ near Godshill. Although Wednesday dawned overcast and windy, that certainly didn't stop Team GG turning out, the car park was full to overflowing! As it was a new site to us, we were shown around the area by one of the management staff. It soon became apparent that the work for the day fell into two categories - clear out a rather large pond area and to "tidy up" the undergrowth along the dog walking pathways.
The whole of the area around the pond had become VERY overgrown so it was all hands to the slashers, loppers, waders etc to try and hack our way around the edges. To make the whole theme somewhat jungle like, we even had a couple of bamboo thickets to deal with....! By the end of the session we had managed to clear a pathway, allowing access to the banks, and good progress was made at pulling the weed from out of the water. There is still an island in the middle to tackle at a later date...
The second team made an excellent job of cutting back anything that was overhanging the dog exercise pathways which has to make things easier for the staff to get around.
We would like to say thank you to the staff who made us so feel so welcome, showed us around and allowed us to use their facilities for our tea break.

Many thanks to Carrie for the photographs this week.

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