Fanatical Fencing

The volunteers have been working hard repairing fencing, with Students Bryce & Ben joining Jordon & I at Swan Lake Park on Friday. The broken post and rail fence was a necessary casualty of felling a dangerous rotten oak tree which was overhanging the footpath. It now looks even better than a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday Mike helped us at Hawley Meadows, to fix the fences in preparation for the cows arriving in the Spring, when it will apparently stop raining.

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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