The engine production plant is probably one of the last places, where you can expect to find burgeoning ecosystem of nature and wildlife, but Ford's Dagenham plant is just that: the home of rich variety of flora and fauna.
Ford's meployees help to mantain and keep clean waterways formed by rivers Thames and Beam, which surround the plant. They take care of fish supply and plant mpore tha 10.500 trees in last 20 years. That's also the reason that lake in the neighbourhood of the plant became nesting place for more than 50 types of birds. In adition to housing one fo the London's largest population of wader roost, there you can also see peregrine falcons, swans, Canada geese and many other resident or visitor birds. Dagenham plant neoigbourhood is among others also habitat of the endengered Euopean water vole and rare Adonis laybird.
"The wildlife habitat on the Dagenham estate covers a large part of the site, and its importance is recognised by employees and is really ingrained into the culture at the plant. For example, new drivers on site are warned to be aware of wildlife crossing the roads – and we work closely with the Forestry Commission and London waterways charity Thames21," said Tony Shade, senior site supervisor, Ford Dagenham.