A Rocha UK

Minet Country Park Pond Revival

The pond at Minet is drying out, partly due to the lining being cracked. It is a major focal point at the park, both for wildlife observation and education, and we'd like to raise the funds to re-line the pond so we don't lose the pond entirely!

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089276)

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    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
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Situation

Minet Country Park is a green space which was transformed from a derelict, abandoned site into an open-access community space by A Rocha UK and Hillingdon Council. A Rocha UK continues to oversee and manage the 90-acre park. In 2009, the Park received a Green Flag Award, highlighting community involvement, educational programming and the sustainable management practices of the park. The pond onsite provides valuable habitat for numerous birds, dragonflies, damselflies and amphibians. It is also a foraging site for bats in the evenings. Currently, the pond dries up by mid-summer, and invertebrates and amphibians lose the water which is necessary to raise their offspring. We feel it is necessary to re-line the pond to help conserve this habitat and species that depend on it, as well as to be able to provide the local children and visitors education about pond life. Re-lining the pond will cost £20,000.

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