Peering Through Parsons

On Tuesday 29th the volunteers joined me at the base of Redan Hill, Aldershot to carry on working our way through the tall, dense laurel. This area of woodland at the base of the hill is part of a selection of sites we refer to as Wellesley Green Corridor, which we manage on behalf of Grainger plc. Native plants, such as Holly are now starting to sprout from the woodland floor, showing we’re making progress in return the woodland to what it should be.  

As you can see, the laurel is pretty tall and dense! As the majority of volunteers set to work on the laurel, Sarah and Vic got a fire started. Melvyn and Janet got stuck in to litter picking, finding such goodies as a BBQ, one high heel boot and nearly all the kitchen appliances you could want.

By the end of the day, everyone had done a really good job and suddenly you could see sights that were previously obscured.

Thank you to everyone who came out and did a great job.

Ranger Laura

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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