Shapwick Heath Newsletter: Apr – Jun 22

Shapwick Heath NNR:
At Shapwick the volunteers have been kept busy maintaining
droves and pathways by chipping the last of Storm Eunice and
Franklin’s windblown tress and laying down logs and wood
chip on path surfaces. This was particularly neccesary on the
Sweet Track where the raised water level – required to
maintain the ancient monument buried in the peat below – can
sometimes lead to a boggy patch.
The hydrological controls put in at Shapwick last year are
settling in, with the resulting changes in water level becoming
visible; an important step towards restoring the peat and
enabling it to function as a carbon sink.
A great example of what this could bring about was visible.. Find out more


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