Volunteers in Congresbury and Yatton restore ancient pond

DEDICATED volunteers restored a 200-year-old stone-lined pond hidden on the slopes of Cadbury Hill.

DEDICATED volunteers restored a 200-year-old stone-lined pond hidden on the slopes of Cadbury Hill.

Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YAGWAG) excavated the overgrown pond, removing and replanting existing foliage and relocating wildlife and bagged a prestigious Community Service Volunteers (CSV) Action Earth award.

The group won the Transformation Award, beating dozens of others in its category and will receive a £300 cash prize to help cover the cost of further restoration work.

CVS Action Earth helps people across England and Wales become volunteers and improve the environment in which they live and work.


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More than one thousand projects took place around the country as part of the environmental volunteering campaign.

Spokesman for YAGWAG, John Howard said: "There was good team spirit and lots of positive feedback from passers-by. Now we can start restoring the lining and working towards a natural filled pond.

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