Blooming great work at the Port of Goole

July 10, 2018

ABP staff are rooting for the success of new green project at the Port of Goole as they hope to encourage a diverse range of wildlife.
Recently, over 700 wildflowers have been planted by ABP’s “Green Team” at Ouse Dock. The project is the latest initiative in the leading port operator’s wider commitment to continually improving the environment.
By planting native flowers such as wild basil, meadow buttercups and oxeye daisy, the team hopes to encourage a growth in the numbers of various insects, birds and mammals. The plants were purchased from Mires Beck Nursery near Hull, North Cave, which is a charity that supports people with learning difficulties.
ABP Humber Quality and Environment Systems Manager, Tina Raleigh, said: “We believe industry and wildlife can work hand-in-hand and we actively work to improve the environment, to ensure it can thrive and prosper on our port estates.
“We already know we have a fantastic array of wildlife, as recently our Goole marine staff have seen deer, otters, weasels and cormorants catching fish.”
A multitude of green projects have been launched across the UKs biggest port complex comprising Immingham, Hull, Grimsby and Goole.
These schemes are working to reduce ocean plastics, reduce litter on beaches and around the port area, and encourage wildlife such as bugs, birds, bats and bees to thrive. Other initiatives reduce staff waste by recycling as much as possible, increase green spaces for staff and wildlife to enjoy and increase the use of renewable energy sources.