Spring Clean for Easter Egg Hunt

In preparation for the Easter egg hunt on Wednesday 4th, Matt, Paul, Mike and John joined me at Rushmoor Bottom to improve the path circling the Duke of Wellington Statue.

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To improve the sharp dip we first removed the angle iron and then built a step like system so that the aggregate would be supported sufficiently throughout.

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Once the support was there we filled the revetment in with aggregate, which took a lot of walking up a steep hill with wheelbarrows full of aggregate. Well done guys.

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Then we added the finishing touch of a visual deterrent. On top of all this we also pulled in 9 full bags of litter, along with a few other weird and wonderful items left behind.

Fantastic work team.

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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