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Digging trenches in the water vole area (North Field)

During June and July a lot of progress has been made on site. We have for example dug the water vole trenches in the North Field. These trenches have then been lined with a liner as an extra precaution against water infiltrating the soil. Having lined them, the liner was covered by a few hundred millimetres of soil. The whole process from setting out to covering the liner has been quite a long one because every time there is a kink in the trench the liner needs to be cut and the edges treated with bentonite to ensure that the joints are properly sealed. We are currently working in the area surrounding the trenches and we are hoping to finish it relatively soon so that we can transplant reeds into the area this coming autumn. 

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