Moped reported in River Blackwater

A very kind member of the public, Emily, reported finding a moped in the River Blackwater last Thursday (7th August) afternoon. Luckily Steven and myself could respond straight away and drove over to Aldershot to remove the bike. Emily kindly waited on site to show us the exact location of bike, which we managed to tow out of the river and bring back to the yard. We are now currently waiting for the police to inspect it. Emily noticed the bike after following the oil slick whilst out walking and enjoying the wildlife within the valley. She took the rather great photo of the king fisher that same day further down stream.

If anyone see anything dump in the river please report the item and location to ourselves and we will endeavour to remove it or pass onto the correct authority to process.

Andrew – Senior Ranger

Bike In River

Bike In River

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

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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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