Ash Meadow Pond task

Thursday the 18th of January our wonderful volunteers cleared the willow around Ash Meadow Pond. This was so the pond would be more visible and appealing from the path.

Eric was showing us how its done, who needs a chainsaw ?

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and the sun came out at the end of the day to highlight our hard work.

Thank you ever so much, Paul, Eric, John and Mike, a job very well done.

Assistant Ranger Bobbie.

 

 

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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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