There were sixteen people along to hear Martin Hammond’s walking-talking workshop on our twenty-eight years of experience of restoring Rawcliffe Meadows to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In addition to the practical experience in York Martin has a wider experience in the County, along with an academic knowledge of the literature to support the practice.
The walk last almost three hours and with an active Socratic dialogue going on during visits to the three of the main fields of the site the practice and outcomes on these were analysed in some detail and hopefully the learning transferred. As much of the site is likely to be lost in Environment Agency works commencing in 2019 this was probably a final opportunity to see the works carried out (not always successfully) since 1990.
Martin and the Friends were thanked at the end and since via email by members of the audience.