Monthly Archives: October 2017

New Volunteer Programme

Here’s our new sparkly volunteer programme for November. Volunteer Task Programme November 2017

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Hectic Halloween at Lakeside 

Today Sam & I are bug hunting with families at the Lakeside Halloween Event in Ash, hosted by the Community Wardens at Guildford Borough Council. It’s been a busy day with over 600 visitors carving pumpkins and exploring the Local Nature Reserve. Acting … Continue reading

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Prince of Culverts

Stu and I headed out to Princes Avenue on the 17th October to improve the condition of one the paths that had become very wet and muddy over time. We set out to improve the drainage of the path by using … Continue reading

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Tice’s Meadow Grant

The Tice’s Meadow Bird Group are competing to win a £1,000 grant from Aviva to help improve their reed beds. They plan to spend the grant on tools for their volunteers, transplanting new reeds and hiring contractors to help. If you would like … Continue reading

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Schnauzerfest 2017

On the 14th October Schnauzerfest was back in Wellesley Woodlands for its second year. Around 60 people joined Jenny and I for a walk through the woods of Rushmoor Bottom and a lot of people had more than one dog … Continue reading

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Thursday Task Location Change

Dear Volunteers, This Thursday’s (26th October) volunteer task location has been changed from Queen Elizabeth Park to Hawley Meadows. Please meet us at Hawley Meadows car park, off the A331 opposite Sainsburys (Watchmoor Park) for 10:10am. We will be cutting … Continue reading

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Firewood for sale – Support our Wood Gnomes

As the nights are getting longer and our days are getting colder, I thought its the perfect time to remember the hard working Wood Gnomes of Blackwater Valley. Once a month our dedicated volunteers spend the day processing wood to be sold … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update: Hide Maintenance

This month volunteer leader Jane led a task at Moor Green Lakes to clear in front of both Grove Lake hide and viewing slot. Fellow volunteer leader Duncan and sixteen volunteers turned up to help, including 3 young adults. Reeds, bramble … Continue reading

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Tices Lizard Watch

Whilst I was at Tices a few week back I made friends with this little fella. I think he came to me for a ride on the little tractor as I went on my merry way mowing around the Bat cave … Continue reading

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Fun things to do with a tractor no. 4

Today Jenny, Sam & I have been working at Pennefathers, and coming up with inventive uses for the tractor. Acting Senior Ranger Stuart

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