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Earth moving equipment has moved into an area of Stapleton in Bristol this week to start work on a new educational wildlife pond for residents and children.

The pond at Feed Bristol is a joint initiative between Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol-based resource efficiency specialist Ecosurety, after being selected as the 2017 Change for good project.

Once constructed, volunteers from Ecosurety will build a living fence and wooden dipping platform, using sustainably-sourced wood. The platform will enable visitors to get closer to the water as well as catch rainwater to replenish the pond. There are also plans to install a ‘bug hotel’ and extend the existing medicinal herb garden at the eight-acre site.

Ecosurety Change for Good - Avon Wildlife Trust

Passionate about the environment

Ecosurety employees will embed water-loving plants to provide a rich habitat for birds, insects and animals. The pond will enable community and volunteer groups to explore and learn about the different kinds of creatures that make their home in the city’s green spaces.

Feed Bristol has been running for the past five years to champion conservation and ecology alongside food production. The valuable work they do with community groups reinforces the link between urban life and wild, natural spaces.

James Piper, managing director at Ecosurety comments, “As a company passionate about the environment and with a track record of creating projects for the benefit of local and regional communities, we chose Feed Bristol to be our annual volunteering project, because we believe organisations have a responsibility to initiate change for good inside their local communities, for the benefit of all.”

The pond is expected to officially open to the public in June. You can find out more about the project in our previous news story here.


Ben Luger

Marketing communication specialist

Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 to help drive the marketing communications for Ecosurety, working closely with all areas of the business to help spread the good word!


Written by
Ben Luger
Published
21/02/2017
Topics
Sustainability, Ecosurety

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