Aquatic Control Engineering, not only ace with water but also great with their land

Aquatic Control Engineering, not only ace with water but also great supporting a Notts nature recovery network by enhancing their grounds.
ACE garden office with sedum roof

The garden office and sedum roof which helps reduce CO2, while also moderates the temperature to reduce the need for heating.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are delighted that Notts based company Aquatic Control Engineering (ACE) have taken positive actions following advice from the Trust in enhancing habitats for wildlife and making use of green space for staff to benefit their health and wellbeing.

After visits from Trust employees to review a field within the grounds of ACE’s company and a couple of reports as to how best to proceed on implementing a wildlife landscape plan for the area, the company are now seeing the benefits come to fruition.

Marjon van Nieuwenhuyzen, Joint Chairman of ACE stated: “We have created a wildlife landscape in the grounds at Hall Farm which includes planting of native trees, bushes and plants, as well as including a sedum roof on our outdoor garden office. In addition, a number of bird and bat boxes have been installed around our office site as well as planting wildflowers along our path which have been a great success, attracting many insects, bees and butterflies. It’s been a delight to watch the process unfold and see the benefits our efforts have resulted in for both wildlife and people.”

The company is proud of its carbon management, with these initiatives assisting with that and for the local environment to have a real boost too, tying in with the larger landscape and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts Nature Recovery Networks.
Marjon van Nieuwenhuyzen, Joint Chairman
ACE

Not only do the wildflowers attract insects, the insects in turn help to provide food for the birds and bats as well as smaller mammals, which the owls will benefit from. The actions all in turn help support the Wildlife Trusts current ‘Action for Insects’ campaign, providing real results, quite literally ‘in the field’ which our employees can witness whist working; a well-known benefit for improving mental health and wellbeing.

All this helps to make up a patchwork of green space and develops a Nature Recovery Network, in turn helping to make a wilder Nottinghamshire, a key strategic aim of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Not only do the wildflowers support our campaign ‘Action for Insects’, the work carried out by ACE has provided real opportunities for people to connect with nature.
Emily Patrick, Business Partnerships Officer
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Emily Patrick, Business Partnerships Officer at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust explained: “Not only do the wildflowers support our campaign ‘Action for Insects’, the work carried out by ACE has provided real opportunities for people to connect with nature.”

Emily continued, “We hope the exchange of advice will continue with our own water management at our wetlands and river courses as it has in the past. A real, genuine win win for both organisations and local people, both staff and the local community.”

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