Hawley Meadows Boating with M and S

Yesterday volunteers from the M&S store in Camberley joined Sarah and I to litter pick Hawley Meadows. We are lucky to have a volunteer who litter picks Hawley Meadows most days, so the M&S volunteers were recruited to unearth rubbish in the harder to reach places, like the patches of woodland and in the river. Everyone enjoyed the glorious sunshine with a second group swapping over at lunch time. Over the day we litter picked all the way from the M3 up to the A30, including over 2km of the River Blackwater. Thank you to everyone for all your help.

Ollie and Roland boating

Ollie and Roland boating

The morning group haul

The morning group haul

Perfectly synchronised paddling

Perfectly synchronised paddling

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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