Saturday, 27 March 2010

Riparian Subsidence

I was at the National Trust's Minnowburn property this morning. There were only five of us. The task today was to repair a tiny section of river-side bank at the River Lagan path-way, where a tree had fallen and caused erosion and subsidence.

We hammered two sturdy stakes in to ground; prepared the area with spades; inserted three long, sturdy planks one on top of the other; and filled in the section with stones and gravel.

Back at the warden's office, I was given a cotton-fleece type of black sweat-shirt, long-sleeve with the National Trust logo thereon.

We finished early today so, after lunch and a natter in the office, I departed.

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