Monthly Archives: March 2014

One Good Turn

Tony helped the Trust launch a new tern raft at Frimley Hatches complete with gravel beds and small shelters, all ready for the gulls and terns to enjoy when they return in the next few weeks. Funds were provided by … Continue reading

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Copping fun at Moor Green Lakes

On Tuesday 21 volunteers descended on Moor Green Lakes to enjoy the sunshine. Laura led a trusty band unblocking the culvert pipe and repairing damage to the track bank after the floods.  The team bravely nominated Will to stand in the ditch. … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Work at Holly Lodge School

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust has been working with Holly Lodge School to improve their science area and return it to a useful place for them to use as well as promoting conservation and wildlife. On a previous task the … Continue reading

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Hoards of pupils descend on Moor Green Lakes

Yesterday Moor Green Lakes was invaded by classes 3 & 4 from Finchampstead CE Primary School to enjoy the sunshine. Aided by some BVC volunteers the young people set to work trimming the laid hedge near the bird-feeder paddock. During … Continue reading

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Chainsaw training at Southwood

Last week Jean from Yateley Depot of Hampshire County Council Rangers and I, trundled down to Southwood for our chainsaw refresher course. We cleared lots of invasive birch from the northern heath, really opening up the area. It was good … Continue reading

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Swan Lake construction and fire

On Tuesday the volunteers descended on Swan Lake Park, where they burned off branches from a felled tree, built an bridge and fixed a ditch. Where the car park entrance crosses the road ditch, a brick culvert had been built … Continue reading

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Trust Walk The Path 2014

We’d like to thank everyone that has booked a place on Walk The Path 2014.  In fact, there has been so much interest that we are now fully booked!  In March! The Trust will still take a few names in … Continue reading

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Guided Walk On Offer

Hi Everyone, I hope are all well and would like to join me in the first of my planned walks for this year. Of course a lot of the countryside is still too wet and boggy for comfort but I … Continue reading

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Mechanics and Winching Badge

On Friday Bryce helped us to replace the fuel valve on our motorscythe machine, which proved a challenge as it’s not designed to come apart. Restrained cunning was promptly replaced with a hammer to dislodge the valve, then we scavenged … Continue reading

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