Eilish Rothney, Trinity Broads Warden
Sunday 3 August 2014 11am to 4pm
Location: Essex and Suffolk Water, Water Treatment Works, Ormesby, Norfolk, NR29 3LR
For the first time in over a decade we will be opening the Essex and Suffolk Water (ESW) Treatment Works at Ormesby with an event to celebrate both the wonderful area in which we live; its wildlife and viewing the complex processes that produce our drinking water from these local lakes.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust and ESW will be showing how protecting the environment and water quality in the lakes both encourages the rich wildlife of this area and also ensures a good and reliable water supply for the villages around.
There will be experts on hand and lots of activities for grown- ups and children alike; bug hunts, moth trapping, bird box making to name but a few. The Trinity Broads Singers Community Choir will serenade us with world music and . . . . . . it’s all FREE.
Most displays and activities will be available throughout the day. Some of the guided activities such as the meadow minibeast and woodland bug hunts will occur at intervals throughout the day (no booking necessary).
Bird box making will take place 11am-12.30pm, 1.15-2pm, 2.45-4pm or as materials allow.
The Trinity Broads Singers will perform at 12.30pm and again at 2pm.
Tours of the water treatment process are self- guided with experts on hand to explain what happens and there will be demonstrations taking place of some of the treatment processes.
Light refreshments will be available or bring a picnic to enjoy by the Broad.