7 volunteers from Isle of Man Bank’s International Personal Banking team recently spent a day helping the Manx Wildlife Trust with various tasks at Ballachurry Wetlands in Rushen.
Owned by Stan Clucas, Ballachurry Wetlands is managed by the Manx Wildlife Trust as a community wildlife area. The site has a range of habitats, including woodland and 2 ponds where species such as heron and shelduck are regularly seen.
The team from the Isle of Man Bank checked the health of trees that had been planted a number of years ago and also planted some additional alder, oak, mountain ash and hazel trees supplied by the local Manx Native Trees nursery. In addition, they helped Trust Director, Duncan Bridges, replace some of the turf on the roof of the bird hide and also started work on a new bench for inside the hide.
Kelly Sherratt, Associate Director, International Personal Banking, one of the volunteers who took part in the activities, said, “We’ve had a great time helping the Manx Wildlife Trust at Ballachurry Wetlands. As a long-standing Corporate member of the Trust, we’re always keen to gain first-hand experience of their valuable nature conservation work, especially when the weather is as lovely as it has been today!”
The Manx Wildlife Trust would like to thank everyone at the Isle of Man Bank for their ongoing support and is looking forward to working with them on further projects in the future.