The Loddon Catchment Partnership (LCP) co-ordinated Rivers Week in September last year, which succeeded in raising the profile of river tasks and delivering habitat and ecological improvements. Since the River Blackwater flows into the River Loddon in Swallowfield, at the northern end of the Blackwater Valley Path, we are one of the LCP partners. We helped out by running three river improvement tasks spread along the Blackwater Valley, held at Hawley Meadows, Frimley Hatches and Rushmoor Bottom in Wellesley Woodland.
The Loddon Rivers Week Report 2017 has now been published. It’s great to see how our biodiversity improvement work ties in with others across the Loddon Valley, including the River Whitewater.
Thank you to the Loddon Catchment Partnership, especially Moragh Stirling at the South East Rivers Trust, Ali Morse at the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, and the Environment Agency.
Acting Senior Ranger Stuart