A New Wetland for Enfield!
Yesterday, with the help of a fantastic team of volunteers, a new wetland habitat was born. In partnership with WWF-UK and with the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, Thames 21—a member of The Rivers Trust movement—are supporting Enfield Council who are leading on the development of a brand new wetland. This project, located on land owned and managed by Enfield Council, has benefitted from the fantastic support of the Friends of Broomfield Park and the Pymmes BrookERS. Broomfield Park Wetland will contribute to The Coca‐Cola Company’s ‘replenish’ promise to safely return the equivalent amount of water used in all their drinks to communities and nature. In order to achieve this goal, they support around 250 conservation projects in 2000 communities around the world that improve the quantity, quality and availability of fresh water. As the sun shone down on Broomfield Park, the site began to buzz with activity. Alongside members of the local community, volunteers from each organisation pitched in to kick-start the project on the 21st of May. Volunteers in wellies meticulously secured coir mats pre-planted with wetland species to the fringes of the water. Those in waders ventured into the depths, floating the mats over to the island at the heart of the pool. The volunteers made short work of the planting, and within no time, the wetland began to come to life. Thankfully, the fantastic team from Taking the Pixels managed to get us some fantastic footage of the day - but this teaser will have to do for now!