I have just returned from my annual week’s holiday on the edge of the Slash Pond Reserve in Broad Haven.
View of the Slash Pond from our cottage backdoor.
View of the North Atlantic Ocean from our cottage front window.
Sunset from our cottage window.
The Slashpond Reserve looks out onto this view.
It is amazing what a few interested and hardworking volunteers can achieve when they apply their minds and muscle for an excellent cause. They are improving and maintaining a small seaside marsh. As a Reserve Manager, I appreciate and applaud the hard work and initiative of the Slashpond volunteers.
Occasionally, I stay in a cottage on the edge of the Slashpond and am very familiar with the fauna and flora of this special Broad Haven Reserve.
The ‘Havens Boardwalk Group’ is an independent voluntary association established in 2014. The Boardwalk group is a sub-group of the constituted Havens Community Forum and as such will be applying for grant funding to enhance the boardwalk, widen its appeal and to refurbish it with durable, long-lasting materials.
It is committed to helping to protect, conserve and enhance the ‘Slashpond ‘Boardwalk in Broad Haven for all to enjoy. Membership of the group is open to all.
Thankfully, refurbishment of the boardwalk will be completed before my next visit in August.
Keep up the good work! You have a vibrant and important resource at your disposal.
I shot this Red Admiral at the Broad Haven’s Slashpond, when I was there in July.
The locals have formed a volunteer group to carry out running repairs. I have great respect for those that get out into nature to do worthwhile things that make a difference ( http://www.supporttheboardwalk.co.uk ).