Mammoth litter pick of the southern BV Path

Yesterday twelve volunteers joined us to litter pick the Blackwater Valley Path from Pea Bridge in Aldershot north up to Hawley Meadows. It was a tiring day but working in our four groups we managed to give 11 miles of the path a good spring clean. Afterwards Sarah and I drove around collecting the rubbish sacks and several rather more bizarre items, including a sofa bed and motorbike. Thank you to everyone for all their much valued help. Together we cleared an impressive 88 sacks worth.

Haul from BV Path litter pick

Haul from BV Path litter pick

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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