Today was the first Thursday for the new Wellesley Woodlands Volunteers, a specific group set up to work on the new site in Aldershot. We are continuing work done by the Blackwater Valley Volunteers on the hill of the Duke of Wellington statue, removing invasive Rhododendron and Laurel. 4 volunteers joined Senior Ranger Andrew, Assistant Ranger Jenny, and Thames Basins Heaths Warden Sarah and I on an overcast day, lured in by the chance of a bonfire and cake! (Thank you Sarah!)
Everyone worked very hard and cleared another swathe across the mound.
Thank you everyone who came out for our first day and if anyone else wants to join us we will be out every other Thursday from now on.
Assistant Ranger Laura