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Winter Flooding Delays Ditch Clearing Work at Shapwick Moor

The new dam showing water being held back within the water enhancement area.

The new dam showing water being held back within the water enhancement area.

The wet winter has not affected the fields of Shapwick Moor as much as the land further south on the Somerset Levels, but the continual rain has reduced the amount of work carried out by youth groups on the reserve in late winter. We are desperately trying to catch up on this work programme.

This week members of Strode College joined our regular weekly school group from Millfield School to help cut back overgrown willows along one of our major access droves. This new group to Shapwick Moor have been working with the Avalon Marshes Landscape Project across many of the nature reserves of the Avalon Marshes and their efforts were greatly appreciated – hopefully they will join us again soon.

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