Argulus Fish Louse - Control
Our lakes at Wolvey have periodically had an issue with Argulus fish louse and in Jan 2019 we became aware of trials involving the the placing of black plastic pipes in the margins where Argulus can lay there eggs, which can easily be removed to dry and kill the eggs. So we decided to give it a go, placing 4 pipes in each lake. To our surprise after just several days the pipes were covered in egg strings, as the photo below shows.
Encouraged by early success, we now intend to install more pipes.
Further information can be found on the Canal and River Trust website at :-
Wolvey Work Party Team - 28th April 2019
For general lakeside maintenance (grass cutting, hedge trimming etc) work parties are planned throughout the year. Work parties are organised for a Sunday morning, commencing at 9am and generally finishing about 1.00pm. The more volunteers that turn up the more we are able to do. Work party dates are posted adjacent to the booking in areas and can also be found in the Diary date section of the website.
Other larger projects are organised on an ad hoc basis with members notified by email if volunteers are required.
Click on the left tabs to view various past projects.
During November 2018, we took delivery of 34 tons of material to re surface the track that had become rutted and full of pot holes, plus the area in front of the lodge. With the assistance of a farmer an excellent job was made.