Christmas Task

On Tuesday all 34 of us descended on the Wellington Monument in Rushmoor Bottom in Aldershot for our annual Christmas Task and BBQ.

Rangers and Volunteers at our Christmas Task

Rangers and Volunteers at our Christmas Task

With so many willing helpers (including four Special Protected Area Wardens) we were able to clear a large area of invasive laurel, with Stu leading the chipper & chainsaw team, and Charlotte with the bowsaw and fire volunteers. Meanwhile Andy repaired bins and Laura did a grand job as head chef.


View towards the car park and church

View towards the car park and church

It was a lovely opportunity to say a massive thank you to all our kind volunteers, for all their invaluable help over the year.

All the BVCP team


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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