On 9th September we helped out at Suffolk Wildlife Trust‘s annual fen vegetation clearance at Newbourne Springs Nature Reserve in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England as part of our new ESG initiative!
The raking and stacking work completed will help maintain the species-rich flora on site in the areas by preventing a build-up of plant material which would otherwise smother out the more delicate plants. It also helps spread flower seeds around the site for subsequent summer flowering seasons.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s nature charity – the only organisation dedicated wholly to safeguarding Suffolk’s wildlife and countryside.
The Trust has led local nature conservation efforts in Suffolk for five decades and has saved some of the county’s most important wildlife sites as nature reserves. In the past eight years the Trust has spent over £7 million buying land for wildlife and currently cares for nearly 8000 acres of some of Suffolk’s most inspiring wild places. Their nature reserves are open to enjoy at all times, and there is no charge – but you can help support them by becoming a member.
For animals and plants to thrive they need corridors of suitable habitat – river valleys, hedgerows and gardens, where they can move safely through the landscape. In this sense their nature reserves work as ecological hubs and The Trust works closely with neighbouring landowners, communities and partner organisations to create swathes of wildlife-rich countryside where wildlife can spill out into the wider landscape – a Living Landscape.
We really enjoyed getting stuck into our first company volunteering day, and we are looking forward to many more to come.
You can learn more about Suffolk Wildlife Trust over on their website.