This Wednesday 10 enthusiastic volunteers from Xylem joined us at Hawley Meadows to help look after the river Blackwater.
Several of our volunteers braved the wet by getting in our little boat to tackle the build up of rubbish in the river. Navigating around the reeds and trees was hard work but they made sure to collect every bit of litter before floating down stream. Other volunteers braved the mud by litter-picking the banks of the river. By the end of the day we had half a trailer load.
Not satisfied with cleaning up the river the group also took to cutting back one of the lesser used paths. Being lesser used it had got quite impassable in places but with the use of shears and loppers the bramble was tackled and the path opened up. This will allow us to access this side of the site for future bridge repairs and pond maintenance.
A successful and enjoyable day. Thank you Xylem for your hard work and positivity!
Assistant Ranger Jenny