Monthly Archives: May 2018

I’m sure the bridge bearers weren’t that long…

Last week I popped down to Rowhill to lend a hand to the volunteers taking delivery of their bridge kit, for a new pedestrian bridge. We’ve chosen the same design as our Tice’s Meadows bridges. They offer robust metal bearers … Continue reading

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Fencing Fanatics

The Blackwater Valley Rangers recently tasked the students to complete a fencing project from start to finish. The fencing in question was located on Puckridge one of our Wellesley Woodland sites. Initially Adam, Jeremy and I reviewed the damaged, and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Programme June 2018

Would you like to help look after your local green space and make some new friends? Then please follow the link below to our latest volunteer programme to find out where we are and what we are doing this coming … Continue reading

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Can you guess which wildflower? – Answers

Earlier this month we put out a quiz to see if you could recognize some wildflower we have found throughout the Blackwater Valley. here are the answers:   Let us know how you got on,   Countryside Ranger Jenny

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We Were Not Alone

On Friday 11th May, good job it wasn’t  the 13th due to the location we were at, Laura, Adam, Bernard, Matt and I  in our waders  and wearing head torches entered the depths of an old flooded basement with satanic … Continue reading

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Award for Wellesley Woodlands

I’m currently up in Northumberland at The Land Trust Managing Partners conference and Wellesley has won the award for the site delivering the most Beneficial/Improved Economic Activity. This is the first time this award has been handed out!  Thanks to … Continue reading

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Sandhurst Chelsea Fringe 2018

Join the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust for a range of activities for all to celebrate the Chelsea Fringe. Bat Walk – Saturday 19 May Everyone knows mammals can’t fly. Except bats. Looking and listening for these mystical creatures in a … Continue reading

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Official Opening of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve

On Friday Steve and I had the honour of being invited to the Tice’s Meadow Opening Ceremony marking the completion of the quarry restoration. The event hosted by the site owners Hanson, was well attended with over 40 representatives of organisations … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Revetment

On Tuesday 8th May the BVC Volunteers joined Stuart, Stu and I in Rushmoor Bottom, Wellesley Woodlands in the glorious sunshine and haze of mosquitos, to build a revetment in the stream which we have previous improved. Day 1. Day 2. Day … Continue reading

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Bridge protection at Tices Meadow

Last week the volunteers joined Bobbie and I to install faggots to protect the Eastern (6m) Bridge that we installed. The bundles of ash stems were fixed down with chestnut posts and tied in with wire. The faggots have already … Continue reading

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