Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership (KSCP) volunteers spent a day raking up hay in the meadow and removing bulrushes from a pond in the boardwalk field. It can quickly choke shallow, open water, leaving nowhere for dragonflies to lay their eggs or for more delicate plants such as water speedwell to get a look-in. None of the clear water was visible before the volunteers got to work; a dense block of reedmace has been left to provide cover for moorhens and other wildlife.