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Retired engineers put skills to use at Rutland Water

Members of the Perkins Long Service Club who helped build an education hide at Rutland Water, from left, Graham Palmer, Elvin Edis, Martin Bowerman, John Dorward, Bob Gregory-Smith, Bob Titman

Members of the Perkins Long Service Club who helped build an education hide at Rutland Water, from left, Graham Palmer, Elvin Edis, Martin Bowerman, John Dorward, Bob Gregory-Smith, Bob Titman

Visitors to a reservoir have a new place to watch wildlife thanks to the work of a volunteer team of retired engineers.

Members of the Perkins Long Service Club, made up of former employess of Perkins Engines in Peterborough, have been busy building an education hide on the shores of Rutland Water.

The hide is now complete and open to the public. Staff at the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, which runs the nature reserve at the reservoir, hope the new facility will be used and enjoyed by a wide range of visitors.

Perkins is owned by Caterpillar, which has been working with the trust on several projects across its reserves.

Trust director Simon Bentley said: “The trust is delighted to embark on another inspiring project with Caterpillar and The Caterpillar Foundation.

“Through providing opportunities for local people, including Caterpillar employees, to get involved with practical nature conservation tasks the project will greatly enhance our nature reserves for years to come.”

 

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