Young People explore Blackwater Meadows

On Friday we were joined by six young people from the Award Programme, a scheme run by Hampsire Futures which draws together four key service areas within Hampshire County Council’s Children’s Services. The young people who are not in employment, education and training, get the opportunity to develop practical life skills, experience a workplace and gain qualifications.

Charlotte was the star of the day cutting back the path armed with her secateurs.  Our students Oscar, Alan and Adam G also helped the group with digging up invasive oak saplings from the meadows, which was good fun in the sunshine. Thank you to the volunteers, David and the other leaders.

Charlotte leads path cutting HAP volunteers

Charlotte leads path cutting volunteers

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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