Saturday 25th November 2023
Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner
What a wonderful sunny frosty day for a Waterways session! Morning started with an absolutely marvellous mix of frost and sunshine as we all walked to the Widbrook stream with our tools and pallets.
Rachel, Tony, and Sol joined Maidenhead Waterways volunteers to pull out reeds, bulrushes and other plants to widen the stream to increase water flow.
Tony had a full drysuit, and he joined other waders in the water. Sol and Rachel helped from the bank as water level was too high.
Rachel commented on a stinky smell, which was created by mud around the roots of bulrushes. We made jokes as we were trying to get access to water through overgrowth of bulrushes. It was such a good laugh as we found our way to balance our weight on pallets.
Tea break came soon enough with much welcomed coffe and biscuits. And chatting away.
We reach the point were the road crosses the stream. We stopped for the day and will restart the other side of the road at the next session.
Such a good workout! Such a good deed done! Such a good feeling of satisfaction!
The Maidenehead Waterways Project aims to restore and enlarge channels through the town centre into an accessible waterway that everyone can enjoy, whether for boating, walking, cycling, fishing or appreciating nature.See more
Mon 27th Nov 2023 at 9:18am
Aaaaaah such a joyous report! Wonderful to reed. Well done team!!! x
Tue 28th Nov 2023 at 6:41pm
Great report Sol, what a way to start the week end!! xx