Hedge-laying complete at Moor Green Lakes

Last week six volunteer leaders and students joined Jenny and I to finish off the hedge-laying at Moor Green Lakes.

The proud hedge-layers

The proud hedge-layers

Everyone did a fantastic job building on the section we’d already laid with the volunteers on the 31st January task. Over both days we laid an amazing 30m of living hedge, with a dramatic transformation that has really opened up the paths. It was also lovely to receive so many compliments from visitors.

View north up footpath away from river

View north up footpath away from river

Laid hedge after both tasks

Laid hedge after both tasks

Ranger Stuart

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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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