Blooming Marvellous Boating

Blooming Marvellous Volunteers have been spotted bobbing along the rivers that flow through Hawley Meadows. They were tempted over by the promise of retrieving litter from along the River Blackwater and Covebrook, tackling the rapids with our mighty 8ft boat. Student Kieran and I were joined by ten helpful people from the Blooming Marvellous supported adult volunteer gardening group. With plenty of laughing at our comic paddling and zigzagging, everyone did a brilliant job litter picking 90% of the channels.

Kati & Ali take to the river

Kati & Ali take to the river

Blooming Marvellous Volunteers and I

Blooming Marvellous Volunteers and I

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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