Landscapers Help Clean Up Nature Reserves

November 18, 2014

The impact of the recent storms have been a hassle for many property owners, and with over 60 acres of open space to maintain, the Bermuda Audubon Society faced quite a challenge, however two local landscaping companies came to the rescue with Horsfield Landscape & Design Ltd and Sousa’s Landscape Management both volunteering manpower to help with post-hurricane clean-up.

Horsfield ABS Reserve

Kevin Horsfield and a team of ten men have cleared the trails at Audubon’s Alfred Blackburn Smith nature reserve, west of Coral Beach.

“Horsfield Landscaping has held a Day of Giving volunteering at our ABS reserve annually for the past few years. This year it was especially valuable to have their help as the trails were blocked with fallen trees and debris,” said society spokesperson Karen Border.

Jeff Sousa of Sousa’s Landscaping volunteered his team’s help at the society’s Somerset Long Bay nature reserve. His team cleared the emergency access track to the beach at the western end of the reserve, which had been completely blocked with large casuarinas trees and branches.

Sousa's employees at Somerset Long Bay nature reserve

“The Audubon Society is a wholly volunteer organisation, so we do not have the equipment or manpower to tackle heavy jobs such as this on our own. We are enormously grateful to Jeff and Kevin and their teams for stepping up to assist following Fay and Gonzalo, especially when we know how hard they have been working lately,” added a spokesperson.

For all our coverage on the impact Hurricane Gonzalo had on our environment click here.

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  1. Keep Bermuda Beautiful says:

    Congratulations to Horsfield’s and Sousa’s Landscaping companies for giving back to the community and helping the Audubon Society in a big way. There is still much to do to clear up after the storm so volunteers to help with Nature Reserves, your favourite park or beach is always welcome. We all benefit by keeping our Island’s biggest asset — it’s natural beauty — in good shape for those that live here and those that visit.

  2. campervan says:

    Thanks to Jeff, Kevin and their staff.

  3. Kunta says:

    So these guys worked for Free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • fedup says:

      giving back is beyond your comprehension, isn’t it?

    • Quinte says:

      You cant fix stupid!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      If they were paid, thankyou to their employers who paid them without being paid themselves. If they did it for free, thankyou for giving your time.

      Whatever happened you just know that these 2 crews did a better job with fewer people & in less time than any W&E crew.

  4. Jim Bean says:

    Well done Jeff

  5. bermydude says: