Cemex and the RSPB have been working in partnership to restore 1000 hectares of ex-quarry workss to prime, natural habitat. Giving themselves until 2020 to achieve this target, they actually managed it last year.
The first hectare was at part of the Eversley quarry. Basically, Moor Green Lakes and some of the other amenities around the area e.g. Horseshoe Lake.
Click this for a Cemex/RSPB video on youtube explaining the first to the 1000th hectare to be restored. It has shots from Fleet hill farm and Manor farm, which regulars to this blog will be familiar with.
Click this for a link to the RSPB website which explains the 1000 hectare initiative.
Click on this for a link to the Cemex website for their news on the 1000 hectare initiative.
Click this for information on Cemex being runner up in the MPA Nature and Quarry awards due to their work at Eversley.
Personally I feel that Cemex, RSPB, Moor Green Lakes Group and Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust have done an outstanding job of it all. It's a shame I only became aware of this 15 months ago. People I bump into as I traipse around the reserve are highly appreciative of the effort - most especially the bird watchers.
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