To date much has been done in terms of both managing the ponds and improving the visitor facilities. This has included tree felling to open up vistas of the main pond, the installation of new paths, the repair and replacement of steps, repair and maintenance of access infrastructure including picnic tables and benches, bird hides and bridges, a huge amount of weeding and general tidying of neglected woodland. All this has been done through the work of volunteers.
The estate has made a significant contribution both financially by matching fundraising and donating to cover material costs of specific projects, as well as giving up the time of various staff members to both the committee and to practical volunteer effort. As well as the practical work that has been achieved, a great deal of community based activities have taken place including an Easter Egg Hunt, wildlife-related activities for kids in the summer holidays, and a Family Fund Day. All of these have helped raise awareness of the facility and the work that goes into maintaining it.
The legacy of this partnership between the estate and the local community will be an area where wildlife can be appreciated by all in a safe environment within the envelope of the town of Doune. The initiative has largely been an organic development based on mutual trust between the local community and the estate, relying on the enthusiasm of both sides to make it a success.