Work begins on multi - purpose ponds at Mulgrave Estate
Our contractors are currently busy maintaining and re establishing some pond and wetland sites across the Estate. At Barnby Howe a series of ponds are due to be installed to provide wildlife habitat as well as holding back soil run off from the surrounding land. Soil bunds are to be created around the ponds to prevent the build up of silt and ditches are being maintained to allow water flows to cascade into and out of the pond complex. The creation work is being funded through the North York Moors National Park Authorities ecology and landscape section and will contribute to habitat connectivity and wildlife conservation in this area. Other ponds are being cleared after years of build up of soil and debris which have led to grass dominating the surface and becoming part of the field. A further Estate pond is being cleared and the packed soil is being used to prevent flooding on a minor road close to East Barnby. The pond itself will hold back the water until it reaches a control sluice before emptying into a ditch system and into Barnby Beck.