Splashing About

On Tuesday 12 volunteers and 2 students joined Stuart and I at the Rushmoor Bottom stream in Wellesley Woodlands to tackle the next section.  Whilst this time there was less bricks to remove; only half a trailer, rather than a full skip, the volunteers worked hard in adding 14 woody debris features, litterpicking, cutting back invasive rhododendron and reinforcing the stream banks, all while fending off the mosquitos.

4 men and a log

4 men and a log

It's quite a long way down.

It’s quite a long way down.

Over time the stream shouldn’t be quite such a deep, straight channel where it’s very easy to lose a volunteer or two.

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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  1. Pingback: Bottom of the Revetment | BlackwaterValleyCountryside

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