Litter picking in Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

Helping keep the reserve clean and free of rubbish

In April 2021, we started work in Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve to make changes to the Western Power Distribution (WPD) substation and replace pylons to the east of the substation with underground cables.  

Later this year, we’ll start to remove the 9 km of overhead line, between Nailsea and Portishead substation. During 2023, we’ll remove the second line of pylons that runs from Sandford to Avonmouth.

Access to the nature reserve during the work is being maintained and, to help visitors enjoy the area even more, the team working in the reserve has been out and about cleaning up.

With blue skies overhead, the team spent three hours walking the reserve in May, collecting rubbish on their way. By the time they had finished, a whopping four bags of litter had been collected. This is part of our commitment to keeping Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve clean and free of rubbish.

With sunnier days ahead, colleagues plan to spend more time at the nature reserve, both litter picking and working with the Park Ranger to paint several hides. Say hello if you spot them out and about!