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Trust Volunteers Take to the Water

Monday, August 7, 2017
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Countryside Ranger Bob Weston and ten Trust volunteers recently replaced two rafts at Coul Den Local Nature Reserve, the new rafts provide safe areas for water fowl to roost and nest safe from predators.

The new rafts, replaced rafts which had fallen into disrepair as they had been on site since the year 2000. The construction was made possible by a donation of £100 from Brand-Rex a communication company based in Glenrothes and BRENNTAG a chemical company based in Glasgow, supplied thirty barrels, which were used to help with the floatation of the rafts.

Paola Christie of Brand-Rex commented, ‘Our company was happy contribute to the work at Coul Den LNR. As an organisation we are committed to supporting local causes and organisations, as part of our corporate social responsibility.’

John McIntosh, General Manager of Brenntag Scotland, commented, ‘We were happy to contribute to the construction of the rafts. As an organisation we are committed to supporting local causes and organisations, as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility and BrenntagGiving program.’

Coul Den Reservoir was originally constructed to supply water to the Haig bottling plant in Markinch, but is now a safe haven for many species of wildlife. The open water area is used mainly by Widgeon, Golden Eye in the winter months and Tufted Duck, Coots, Mallards, Moorhens and a pair of breeding Mute Swans along with a number of Common Gulls and Herons throughout the year.

Countryside Ranger Bob Weston commented, ‘The generous support of these businesses has enabled the volunteers to improve the habitat at Coul Den for a number of species of birds. Coul Den LNR is a fantastic place to see a variety of wildlife just a stone’s throw from the heart of Glenrothes.’

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