Projects

Mink Rafts for BBOWT

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) have been buying our Vison Edged Recycled Plastic Mink Rafts for several years for their Water Vole Recovery Project. Mammal Project Officer, Gavin Bennett has sent us some great pictures for our website. He offered the following feedback: 

“We have been using Filcris rafts for a number of years now and find them excellent build and quality and always receive great service from the team at Filcris. The rafts are just effective as old style wooden ones and are much more durable and long lasting. We regularly need to replace rafts from our stock of over 150 that we have out on the waterways of Berks, Bucks and Oxon and have had nothing but positive comments about the Filcris design from our volunteer mink trappers. As well as successfully trapping a number of mink the rafts seem to be as equally popular with our local otters and water voles!!”

We wish Gavin and the team at BBOWT all the best with their project and we hope that Water Voles will continue to benefit from their project. 

Gavin assembling one of our rafts - it takes just a few minutes!
Gavin assembling one of our rafts - it takes just a few minutes!
Gavin Bennett with the finished raft
Gavin Bennett with the finished raft
Gavin Bennett with the finished raft
One of our Vison Edged Mink Rafts in action