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Interpretation Board At Catel De Lecq in Jersey

A commemorative stone and interpretation board is being unveiled on Jersey’s north coast tomorrow, 14th August.

The unveiling will take place at the earthworks at Catel de Lecq, overlooking Greve de Lecq and will publicly acknowledge the financial support given by Insurance Corporation who have funded work to improve the habitat structure of the land as part of their 25th anniversary in the Channel Islands in 2007. The interpretation board will outline the important facts about this noteworthy location and the partner organisations involved in this successful project.

Peter Walpole, Chairman of Insurance Corporation says:

“This is a significant site in Jersey and we are delighted to have played our part in ensuring that it can be enjoyed by future generations. Back in 2007 we noted that a great deal of work needed to be undertaken to rescue the site and our donation of £25,000 has helped enhance wildlife habitats, assist with archaeological work and maintain a beautiful area for islanders to visit.

Much of Jersey’s north coast has important coastal heathland habitats which have been threatened by the proliferation of bracken and scrub. The site was very overgrown so it is wonderful to see the original structure reappear and indigenous flora and fauna return to the site.”

Deputy Steve Luce, Minister for the Department of the Environment says:

“This is a great example of a hugely successful public – private partnership, one that shows how, by working together, we can achieve real sustainable projects for Jersey’s environment.”

The site is situated to the east of Greve de Lecq bay, above the National Trust for Jersey’s Greve de Lecq Barracks. There is easy access for everyone to enjoy a great cultural day out.

The unveiling will take place at 10.30am on 14th August and in attendance will be Deputy Steve Luce, Minister for the Environment; Tim Liddiard, Senior Natural Environment Officer; Peter Walpole, Chairman of Insurance Corporation, and Natasha Lucock, Jersey Office Manager.

Insurance Corporation funded the work to improve the habitat structure of the land as part of their 25th anniversary in the Channel Islands in 2007, with a donation of £25,000.

We have worked closely with other partner organisations to develop a management plan that focuses on enhancing the ecology, archaeology and understanding for the general public.

These partners also include States of Jersey, the National Trust for Jersey, Jersey Heritage, Societe Jersiaise and the Birds on the Edge project group.

Thanks also to Probation Services, the States of Jersey Back to Work Team and Jersey Conservation Volunteers.

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