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Welcome to spring, is seems like a long time coming. My Ranger's Diary will seem a bit short this month as I decided to take some annual leave during March to visit sunnier shore in South Africa.
On my return to work, I went out to collect rubbish that had been collected by our Harbour Watch volunteers by boat. They had collected 12 bin bags of litter, couple of oil drums, fishermen's pot markers and football which I have recycled to my workshop.
We have installed new signage along the footpath at Farm Lane, Prinsted that runs towards to foreshore. They are polite notices asking people take better care of the Harbour by clearing up after their dogs.
Our Volunteer Rangers have been busy helping us out this month by clearing an area of vegetation at Ella Nore Spit to enable us to erect an electric fence. This is to encourage and protect the area for nesting birds from dogs and possibly foxes. We also increased the length to the stock fence along the foreshore to further restrict public access onto the Spit area.
28 members of Friends of Chichester Harbour turned out to volunteer their time with us at Maybush Copse, where we carried out Ragwort pulling, general tree weeding and maintenance of the site. Thank you to all of you who helped on the day.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the all the spring flowers in the Harbour.