New Volunteer Programme September 2019

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this September 2019.

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme September 2019

What tasks are being run near you?

This month features Blackwater River Festival tasks! Follow the link to find out more about Rivers Week and the free events being run.

BVC volunteers at BBQ 2019

Volunteers from across the Blackwater valley enjoying the Summer BBQ

General task information:

  • We provide tea, coffee, biscuits, tools and training
  • Please bring lunch (if you want to stay for the afternoon) and clothing suitable for the weather
  • If you are under 16 please bring an adult who can stay with you for the task
  • Tasks start at 10:15am at the car park for a chat about the task with the leading Ranger
  • Tea break is at 11:30am, lunch at 1pm and finishing at approximately 3pm
  • You don’t have to stay all day, but we ask that you make it for the start (so you don’t miss the safety talk)

If you’ve never volunteered before and would like to join or simply know more please contact us via;

  • Office number: 01252 331353
  • Email:

Ranger Jenny

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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