Asian short clawed otters take up residents at Washington thanks to Altogether Greener


Brothers Rod and Musla are settling into their new purpose built enclosure thanks to the Altogether Greener Team.

Washington Wetland Centre chose Altogether Greener for this important project due to their environment and grounds care knowledge and experience. Darren Smith commented "Altogether Greener planned and delivered a high quality environment and grounds maintenance project within the agreed timescale"

The project was delivered in 4 phases over a 8 week period, starting with grounds work and the excavation of 3 tiered pools.

Working to important heights, falls, and tolerances the pools were constructed in compacted clay to from impermeable layers.Stone retaining walls were then built across each pool to form a cascading water feature that has proved to be an important play area for  the otters and an  attraction for the visiting public.


The containment fence around the otter exhibit area was constructed above and below ground. This is designed to stop any intrusions from outside the compound and despite the 5 star luxury it would also mitigate any escape plans should Rod and Musla feel the need for a change of scenery.

The fabric of the site has been enhanced with a public viewing area, together with play features and equipment that will keep the residents and visitors happy for hours. During the official opening of the site on 21st June Rod and Musla entertained visitors with a display that confirmed their approval of all the work undertaken by Altogether Greener.


Simon Rose the client project manager said "We have been very happy to work with Altogether Greener on the development of the Washington Wetland Centre and look forward to developing a close working relationship"

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