Monthly Archives: December 2013

There’s a river there somewhere…

Chris Bean, one of our volunteers, was out on Christmas Eve at Hawley Meadows and got some fabulous shots of the flooding.  I met a few people out there on that Tuesday who were surprised at the extent of the … Continue reading

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Innovative festive tyre recycling

Laura and I found a creative use for old tyres, as we’ve just been using them to hold down tarps on the tool shed, which had befuddling interior rain…. After hoisting up 8 tyres on a rope, we’re both recovering … Continue reading

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Christmas task antics

Lured by the smell of barbequing burgers and oodles of cake, we had a bumper turnout of 33 people at our esteemed annual Christmas Task. The gang quickly got stuck in clearing invasive rhody in Queen Elizabeth Park in Farnborough, … Continue reading

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Farnham Quarry Volunteers

A new volunteer group has been started to carry out work at Farnham Quarry, which is a 55 hectare site in need of renovation now that the quarry working is over.  The Environment Agency have put in a new river … Continue reading

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Blooming Marvellous Volunteers

The Blackwater Valley Path has had a good tidy in Hollybush, thanks to twelve keen volunteers from the Blooming Marvellous Gardening Group in Rushmoor. The group set to work cutting back the encroaching shrubbery, and did a sterling job shovelling … Continue reading

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Burning at Moor Green with goats

The volunteers last week got stuck in at Moor Green Lakes, clearing lakeside scrub from Long Island. This helps to provide a more open meadow which is better suited to overwintering wildfowl. We also set up 2 fires to burn … Continue reading

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New gates and paths at Hawley Meadows

The students and staff have been busy at Hawley Meadows installing gates this week. The north end on the Blackwater Valley Path now has a normal swing gate, to make access easier for visitors. The students helped cut back the … Continue reading

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