Puylaurens.  Young people from the MJC join forces with hunters to renovate a pond

Puylaurens. Young people from the MJC join forces with hunters to renovate a pond

During the February holidays, about fifteen young people, aged between 11 and 14, from the MJC of Puylaurens took part in a nature day with the hunting club Diane du Ravelin. The goal was to create and place a reed plessis around a pond. In 2022, hunters from the Diane du Ravelin hunting party worked on the project to restore a pond created near the fitness trail. This restoration is supported by the Federation of Tarn Hunters. “For two years we have been working to restore this pond. We have completely excavated it, so it is gradually starting to replenish water,” explains André Bonnet, the chairman of the hunting company. And he adds: “We have involved young people from the MJC in the project. During the last holiday they came to make and install a wicker plessis around the pond.” The teens made braids from the wickerwork and then planted the cuttings so they would take root and become a hedge. The aim is to create a vegetated hedge, to prevent water evaporation. This wickerwork is a valuable ally for living species, such as birds and amphibians, which are already beginning to take possession of the hedge. For André Bonnet it is “important to show young people and non-hunters what we do for nature every day. The teens liked what they did. They were very committed to this mission.” And this day will continue, as a project is in the works to install nest boxes on the Plessis poles. Maybe during next spring break. “It is a lot of work, around nature and the ecological transition, that is being realized together with the young people of the MJC,” concludes André Bonnet.

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