South Milton Reserve – Reed Cut 18 February 2017

Posted February 9th, 2017 at 7:25 pm

Each year, Devon Birds' volunteers cut part of the reed bed in South Milton Ley to regenerate growth.  Perfect weather and an excellent turnout meant we made very good progress on the cut this year until the mechanical reed cutter broke down. The cutter has now been repaired and we are going to have another go on Saturday 18 February at 10.00am.  Please let Vic Tucker or Nick Townsend know if you will be able to help.

With about 30 volunteers at the January cut, we were able to keep pace with the mechanical reed cutter without over-exerting ourselves gathering and burning the reeds. This time we will be cutting the reeds about 200m downstream of the public footpath by the South West Water treatment plant. Please park in the field at the top of the lane leading down to the treatment plant. We will gather at 10am by the public footbridge over the stream by the treatment plant. It is a friendly atmosphere and an enjoyable few hours of physical work!

Bring wellies, gloves and refreshments, wear warm old clothes and if you have long-handled bagging hooks and/or rakes please bring them along as well.

Please contact:Vic Tucker (01752 216887)  if you are interested in helping with the reed cutting or Nick Townsend (01548 560243).