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UKAEA Employee Volunteers Finish The Job
UKAEA's help of financial backing and the use of their volunteer employees ensured that the final one hundred and twenty metres of the Thurso River Mall was finished ready for the official opening last Saturday.  UKAEA have worked with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) over the past three years to make a vast improvement to the Thurso river footpath walk up to the salmon pool.

A 20 strong team from Dounreay, some of whom are pictured, rolled up their sleeves to tirelessly shovel hardcore and clear shrub land, finishing the project in two days.

The Team After the Day's Work

BTCV is the UK's largest practical conservation charity. Founded in 1959, it helps over 130,000 volunteers take hands on action each year to improve the environment.

Tanya Fletcher, BTCV Projects Officer, said 'This is exactly the sort of project we love to get involved in, helping improve a local resource that will be used by the community for many years to come.   Local volunteers don't come much more motivated than the team from Dounreay, who really put their backs into the work'