Hiding Volunteers

Yesterday student Hannah joined volunteers Chris, Mike, Duncan and Edmund at Moor Green Lakes to hay cut in front of Colebrook North Hide, to keep the view clear. We also cleared brambles from the viewing slots which were tangled up in barbed wire, so Edmund led the way protected in his lid and visor. The day went really well as we also repaired the bench at the south western corner of Grove Lake, and cut the last remaining path for the Open Day, bringing the total length of path we cut to 5km!

Hannah and the volunteers clearing the bird hide

Hannah and the volunteers clearing the bird hide

Volunteers removing wire and hay

Volunteers removing wire and hay (Chris Bean photo)

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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