On Saturday October 17th the Steering group continued clearing willow from the pond in preparation for its restoration in November. It was much better weather this time and we were able to finish the work so that all is now ready. When the sugar beet in the adjoining field has been harvested the digger will be able to reach the pond and the restoration can take place. We were all surprised to see how big the pond is now that the edges are clear. Some of the cleared willow had to be dragged across the pond with a rope but our tug-of-war team managed it very well!