There were about 30 volunteers on site for this workday, from Lincoln Conservation Group, Nettleham Woodland Trust (who manage the site) and Lincolnshire Coop. The Co-op generously provided lunch - and a portaloo! There was a wide variety of tasks to choose from with a correspondingly large range of tools needed.
Thankfully, after a welcoming and thorough briefing by Chris from the Trust, everyone managed to organise themselves, pick a job and set to work. The path to what NWT call their version of the Humber Bridge was mulched and the nursery bed was weeded and mulched. Some new signs were installed. Shrubs and trees close to some paths were removed or more gently trimmed back with loppers.
Everyone worked (and chatted) with enthusiasm and it was nice to hear some first time volunteers saying how much they'd enjoyed the day. Several joined our mailing list. Summer had returned again this weekend so it was great to be out - although working in the heat got a bit much for some of us (including me) towards the end of the day!
The Trust really appreciated our work and I'm sure we'll be back.