Rivers Week – A Loddon Catchment Perspective

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

 

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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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