Church Family group task day at Shepherd meadows

Thanks a bunch to the church group on 20/7/13. We had an amazing day pulling oak saplings and managed to clear a section on Shepherd meadows. We had a huge turn out with over 60 people, mostly families. The weather was perfect, nice and warm with plenty of cloud cover so nobody was fried in the sun. The kids enjoyed helping in the sapling pulling and finished the day of with a bit of colouring. We would like to say thanks to our head ranger Andrew for sorting out the day and a huge thanks to the church group for all there help. It was a pleasure to have you all and we hope to see you again in the future.


Steven Tate – Assistant Ranger


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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