Friday, 24 September 2010

Education store

Today our Wildlife Trust education officer, Debbie McKenzie, took delivery of a brand new storage container for the environmental education centre. The container is made by "Sitesafe" who are based in Cleveland.

In advance of delivery, we had to prepare the ground and make four concrete bases for the corners. This work was led by our volunteer, Davy Jones, who supervised the installation of the container which was dropped neatly and accurately onto his chalk marks by Paul the driver/crane operator from Northallerton.
It was all over in minutes, so Debbie cut the ribbon, declared the container open, and put the kettle on.

We are busily landscaping the surrounding area, including an amphitheatre, and will eventually re-design the gate complex. Drainage work is almost complete and we will be building the pathways in October before planting out our trees and shrubs.

All this work is a continuation of the Environmental Education project that is funded by the Aggregate Levy (through Natural England) and the Housing Growth Fund, with co-funding by the project partners, Hunts District Council, the Wildlife Trusts and the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.