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 the first couple of years after laying, this helps to encourage the hedge to become more bushy. They did a grand job armed with loppers & secateurs, trimming an incredible 170m.

Without a doubt the highlight for the students was using wheelbarrows and a trolley to transport the brash. The trolley was on its way back to the supermarket, having been retrieved on our litter pick of the south Blackwater Valley Path the day before, where we cleared 71 sacks of rubbish. A big thank you to all the young people, teachers and volunteers for their fantastic effort helping the reserve.

Ranger Stuart

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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