We are involved in a number of environmental projects, some of which are shown below:
Summer Litter Pick up 2018
Volunteers turned up at Wicor Recreation Ground on a sunny June evening and set about clearing the litter from the area. A very productive evening with lots of thanks from passers by
Members were joined by other volunteers to clear the foreshore around Portchester Castle during the September Beachwatch weekend. A 100 metre section of the beach was cleared and the items of litter meticulously recorded and weighed for the Marine Conservation Society to add to statistics from all around the country. Much of the litter that arrives on the shoreline around Portchester is swept up harbour by the wind and tide. Fareham Borough Council kindly provide litter pickers, gloves and collect the rubbish on completion of the survey.
Volunteers with the litter collected from a 100 metre stretch of Portchester foreshore 2013
Society members clear mown grass from the Western field, at Portchester Castle.
Three flower beds at Portchester Parish Hall were tidied and re-planted by society members. There were generous donations from the public amounting to one hundred pounds in cash and a donation of seven hundred and fifty daffodil bulbs.
The Society adopted a nine acre site south of Birdwood Grove. Thanks to the management regime of the past four years - that is, flailing the fields and removing the cuttings - about three dozen orchids have sprung up. They are common spotted (see inset) and early purple orchids. Of the plants we have planted, the Ox-eye Daisies, Viper's Bugloss, Muskmallow, Lesser Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil and Tufted Vetch are all flourishing. We have also planted fifty oak whips, chestnut whips and Wayfarer trees which have all taken.