Our next step is to take down many of the overgrown willow that have self seeded around the 'pond'. The wood will be used to create a natural fence and some bird hides. Then we will need to get in and empty out as much of the slurry from the bottom as we can. We will possibly be looking for teams of volunteers to help us out with this mammoth task. Our goal for this time next year is to have it opened out on three sides (maintaining the mature trees behind), all fenced off, apart from a decked viewing platform that reaches out into the water.