Submitted by Steve on 11:48, 26th May, 2016 | 0

For the next stage of improving the grounds at the Shelter with the help of St Andrews Floral Group we are concentrating on our wildlife pond which has sadly been dropping each year in level due to a number of issues with its natural lining to hold the water which comes from a natural spring under the GSPCA.

We are continually fund raising to improve this beautiful natural feature on site which benefits much of the wildlife that lives on and around site from birds and ducks to frogs and insects and recently we have received a number of donations to enable us to start this work.

Although we continue to appeal for funds to help with this and other conservation projects at the Shelter we currently need 25 metres of drain pipe or guttering so we can divert the water for a short period while work is carried out to improve the pond for wildlife and also so we can work on an area for pond dipping and educational purposes.

If you could help us with the piping either as a donation or to borrow while the work is carried out we would really appreciate it.

If you can help please call 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "The GSPCA grounds are looking amazing and improve each week with the help of St Andrews Floral Group and the dozens of volunteers and supporters which are helping with this wonderful conservation project which helps us as the GSPCA in helping the wildlife in Guernsey."

"We have received a number of kind donations which means we can start work on improving our wildlife pond on site but we are appealing for 25 metres of ideally 4 inch drain pipe to divert the natural spring for a short while so we can carry out the work."

"The pond helps many local wild animals, birds, insects and amphibia and we are hoping to improve this for them and also provide a pond dipping area for educational purposes for when we take schools and groups around the GSPCA."

"We continue to fund raise for this and many other conservation projects on site and if anyone can help in any way please do get in touch."

"If you visit our Amazon Wish List or Wish List on our website you can see many of the items we are appealing for from gardening equipment to facilities and the biggest fund raising appeal currently for Olivia the loggerhead turtle to get her home."

The GSPCA and St Andrews Floral Group are appealing for help and support with the projects on site and with improving the wildlife rehabilitation facilities at the Animal Shelter.

Some of the projects include:

  • Improving the pond on site to make deeper sections and a pond dipping area for children
  • Improving the fields on site and moving soil
  • Making a new bank (pending planning permission)
  • Repairing a retaining wall
  • Tiling the seal and turtle wildlife rehabilitation area
  • Tiling the floor in the wildlife and hedgehog unit
  • Placing a new floor in the wildlife hospital area
  • Replanting the hanging baskets and planters around site
  • Planting hedging
  • Providing a picnic area
  • Improving the memorial garden
  • Putting bird nesting and box boxes around site
  • Building a larger pool for the seals and oiled birds
  • Putting path ways for visitors
  • Landscaping and much more.......

So far St Andrews Floral Group have managed to raise donations from Situations Recruitment, the Co-op Eco Fund and Men of the Tress, RSPB and we are hugely grateful to all involved and helped so far. Some of the volunteers that have helped on site at the GSPCA include Situations Recruitment, RBS, Elizabeth College, Waitrose, the Probation Service, RSPB, Northern Trust, Medical Specialist Group, staff from Quex Gardens and of course the St Andrews Floral Group volunteers as well as others.

Much of this work is not only to help wildlife locally but we will also be opening the site much more to visitors to enjoy.

If you would like to get involved or like to support us in improving the grounds or facilities you can email the GSPCA Manager stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or Ann Wragg from St Andrews Floral Group a.hw@icloud.com

To see the GSPCA Wish List please click here.

To visit the Little Tree Project and Guernsey Trees for Life website please go to http://www.trees.gg/

To visit the Green Legacy Guernsey website please go to http://www.greenlegacyguernsey.org.uk/

To see some of the previous stories of those that have helped with the projects so far please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/floral

To find out more about the St Andrews Floral Group please go to http://www.standrewsguernseyinbloom.org/

To visit the RSPB Guernsey Group page please go to - http://www.rspbguernsey.co.uk/

If you would like to donate online please click the paypal link below and reference 'St Andrews Floral Group help the GSPCA' so we can allocate the funds to the project.

To donate to the turtle or Bonnie the grey seal pup please call 01481 257261, pop along to the Animal Shelter in St Andrews, by post or by clicking the link below.

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To donate towards the many animals in our care, you can do so by:

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If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

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