Parson’s Hill Spring Clean

Yesterday the volunteers and I headed out to Parson’s Hill in Aldershot, which forms part of the Wellesley Green Corridor. Following on from their previous tasks clearing invasive laurel and improving the visitor welcome, this time we stacked the brash from our felling of dangerous trees ready for chipping.

Whilst digging around on our massive litter pick, I unearthed a rusty 4″ diameter one foot long pipe, which I was pleased to discover was in fact the roller from an upside down cyclinder mower.  In total we removed over 40 black sacks worth of rubbish including barbed wire, bottles, a hoover and a car seat missing the car.

Volunteers swarming around collected rubbish

Volunteers swarming around collected rubbish

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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