Colleagues from Tarmac and Cheshire Wildlife Trust participating in the day

Proposed by Emma Smith

Tarmac’s Crown Farm Quarry was the site of a day of volunteering, recently enjoyed by colleagues on the Tarmac Northwest Region management team with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Tarmac is working in partnership with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, managing the restoration plan for areas of the site where sand and gravel mining has been completed.

Colleagues from Tarmac and Cheshire Wildlife Trust participating in the day

In 2019, Tarmac and Cheshire Wildlife Trust worked together to create the Crown Farm Discovery Center on the site, where education sessions are held for local schoolchildren, encouraging them to experience nature and play their part in its preservation. for the future .

Groups can get closer to nature by exploring the restored area of ​​the quarry which has been turned into a nature reserve.

Kevin Feeney, Living Landscapes Manager at the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Tarmac for helping to prepare the Crown Farm Nature Reserve for the return of school groups this summer and for their continued shared vision. to improve Cheshire. for wildlife.

Richard Kirwin, Regional Manager of Tarmac, said: “The team had a great time helping the Cheshire Wildlife Trust at Crown Farm. Some of the work was quite difficult as the terrain was quite steep and there was a lot of wood chips and logs to deal with, but the team got stuck and really enjoyed the day.

“It’s great to get out of the office and be able to give back, while helping to restore an old career site, it’s all the more rewarding.

Steven Williams, Career Director at Crown Farm, said: “It is great to see colleagues working with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and helping with the Crown Farm restoration project.

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