After a fantastic effort today from the whole Ranger Team, we’ve cleared historic rubbish to enable us to open up the new Ash Green Meadows Car Park at the end of South Lane in Ash. This car park provides parking for the newly opened Ash Green Meadows to the south.
The five Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership Rangers we’re joined by four students and trainees, whose kind help was very much appreciated. In all we removed over 7m3 of waste including barbed wire, a mattress, tyres and an old metal water tank, for which our baby tractor was very useful. Finally the large holes were filled creating a safe path out of the car park. At the end of the day we also mowed some paths and laid type 1 surfacing at some of the entrances onto the meadows, to reduce the muddiness of these pinch points.
If you’d like to pop along and find out more or get involved, then we’re hosting a volunteer task improving access on Thursday 8th November meeting at the car park at 10am.
- All tools and training are provided.
- Please bring suitable old clothes, waterproof, boots if you have them.
- We’ll bring hot drinks, cappuccinos and biscuits.
- Please don’t bring nuts
Senior Ranger Stuart