Busy In Gerry’s

Last Tuesday our volunteers were down at Gerry’s Copse and worked their way through a myriad of jobs, despite the cold, icy start to the morning.  It was surprisingly pleasant with the sun shining down on us.

Morning At Gerry's

Morning At Gerry’s

Can you spot the volunteers?

Can you spot the volunteers?

The volunteers worked their way through weeding around all the saplings that had been planted in the southern area as well as building two hibernaculums, filling up a trailer of wood for our firewood enterprise, replacing four broken fence rails, litter picking, clearing the bridges and cutting back some overhanging bramble on the path.

As always, many thanks to our hard working volunteers.
Assistant Ranger Laura

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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