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Volunteering with Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

14th January 2020
Volunteering with Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

With more than six native reptile species, including the sand lizard and smooth snake both of which are rare in the UK, Network Rail, BCM Construction and our sub-contractors spent the day volunteering for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust at Witley Common in Surrey – a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

Committed to making a difference to the communities we work in, promoting biodiversity and leaving a legacy, we undertook scrub bashing, hazel copping and created hazel baskets. These natural techniques and ancient forms of woodland management promote aquatic life and provide extra sunlight benefitting ground flora and invertebrates as well as helping reptiles, like common lizards and adders, thrive.

As well as benefitting numerous wildlife species and the environment for years to come, volunteering at the conservation site was a great learning experience and teambuilding opportunity for collaborative team delivering the Feltham to Workingham Resignalling project.

To support the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, BCM Construction donated hand tools to ensure the great work and promotion of biodiversity in local communities continues.

For more information, check out our recent case study.

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