The minister specifically came to examine the proposed wildlife development sites of the side ponds of locks 39 and 43 on the Marsworth flight
After a brief visit to the ponds with CRT staff, the Minister joined representatives of local interest groups and volunteers concerned with Tring Reservoirs, for coffee and bacon butties in the Bluebells Tearooms. Before making his way back to Tring station at 9am laden with loads of information to digest on his return trip to London.
This particular project is concerned with creating a habitat from the old side ponds which have remained neglected for many years, please follow the link for the full story which is the pet of Canal and River Trust’s Dan Ritsema http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/get-involved/appeals/give-a-newt-a-home-on-the-grand-union-canal . It is one of many projects currently being proposed by the new waterways charity, find out which may best interest you contact Canal and River Trust, or stop and ask if you see one of us on your walk around this great local area.
Picture courtesey of Canal and River Trust
Last edited by Dick Pilkinton on July 14, 2012