Monthly Archives: June 2018

New Volunteer Programme July 2018

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme July 2018

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Student’s Skills Developed

  My name is Adam and I am a Trainee from Hampshire Futures and am volunteering here with Blackwater Valley in order to gain experience and skills for a prosperous career. At Blackwater Valley I have learnt and exercised many … Continue reading

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Making That Small Step A Bit Bigger

On Thursday 14th I was joined by Paul, Chris, Mike, Matt and Edmund at Blackwater Meadows in the north of the valley.  I’m not normally found up here but I was standing in for Jenny who was on a well … Continue reading

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Eversley and Kits Croft Walk, June 16th 2018

For the June countryside trust walk thirty keen local walkers met at Eversley Church on Saturday for a seven mile stroll through the green open spaces between Yateley and Eversley. We headed eastwards, initially past Lower Eversley copse where a … Continue reading

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Bumper Year For Barn Owls

Project Summary Last week volunteers joined us for two days of monitoring for the Wokingham Borough Barn Owl Box Project, to check on the population and health of Barn Owls in the nest boxes we installed, across Wokingham Borough and … Continue reading

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Wood gnomes cancelled for June

Just a short message to let you all know that due to uncertainty in numbers we have unfortunately had to cancel wood gnomes for the month of June. On a more positive note wood gnomes will go ahead as planned Friday … Continue reading

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Survival Shelters

Last week I took some year 4 pupils from Talavera Junior School out into Rushmoor Bottom to learn about survival. The pupils got stuck in to experimenting with building different shelters in the woodlands out of sticks, moss and leaves. Later … Continue reading

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Chalk Farm Fence

  Yesterday I was joined by the Thursday BVCV group. The task was to finish of replacing the broken & rotten fencing at Chalk Farm. The main aim of the fence is to deter people driving across the grass to … Continue reading

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Digging for the Wellesley

Our rangers have been hard at work at Rushmoor Bottom, in Wellesley Woodlands manoeuvring a digger and our large tractor. We’ve had problems with unauthorised 4WDs entering our lovely beech woodland, causing a disturbance and damage. So by the new gate we installed … Continue reading

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Troglodytes are moving in!

Today started like many of our others here at Ash Lock, packing up vehicles for our volunteers, moving trucks and trailers around. Stu was getting ready to head out to Chalk Farm with our volunteers to do more fencing.  Another … Continue reading

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