Volunteers began habitat management work at the Hiltingbury Lakes site last week as part of the ongoing restoration project.
The group of ten volunteers were involved in removing non-native invasive laurel from around the entrance way and along the paths at the southern end of Lake Road. The work has already seen an improvement to the entrance as it now looks significantly lighter and brighter.
The team also cut back mature bushes on the eastern side of the lake, removing branches which were encroaching on the footpath and enabling the pathway to be inspected for future repair work.
Volunteering days will be ongoing every Thursday from 10am to 3pm over the next few months and volunteers will be provided with tools, gloves and protective equipment.