Thursday, 20 September 2012

20th of September: A road sign, a model aeroplane and a large knob!

Over the summer we have welcomed staff from CITB-ConstructionSkills to help with the day-to-day management of one of the country’s most important nature reserves and a busy visitor destination. From surveying a footpath in need of repair to helping to hang bunting for our Jubilicious June celebrations to clearing ragwort from our grazing marshes, thanks to CITB-ConstructionSkills we’ve benefited from more than 90 hours of volunteer help.
Kermit helping to measure the footpath

Supporting the National Trust fits nicely with their organisation as “CITB-ConstructionSkills’ aim is to make positive contributions to the environment and communities, across the three nations that we work in. We were delighted at the opportunity to take part in the National Trust project in Norfolk and were both energetic and committed to make a difference in any small way we could.”

The most recent activity they supported was a Marine Conservation Society beach clean on the Point this Tuesday. We found many unusual items including a road sign, a model aeroplane, a large wooden doorknob and a cheese dunker no longer fit for consumption. The most common rubbish items found were small pieces of plastic and food packaging, these are a particular problem because, in addition to polluting the sea, they get ingested by marine mammals and birds.

Special thanks to Marie French (Trainee Analyst) and Gavin Stephenson (Change Consultant) from the Strategy and Change Team, for their help organising of the tasks.

If we can host a team building day for you, please do get in touch.

- Eddie

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