Moor Green cattle fencing with IHS

Yesterday some keen volunteers braved the forecast of heavy rain, to help out at Moor Green. Half of the 18 volunteers repaired fencing around Grove Lake to make it stock-proof for our tame moofers. The others cut back the Blackwater Valley Path and where it had become very overgrown on the bridleway. It was a surprisingly nice day out with everyone enjoying the sunshine at lunchtime. Chris also spotted a pretty fungi growing out of a gate post. A big thank you to the Blackwater Valley Volunteers and colleagues from Ihs.

Ranger Stuart

 

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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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