Tices River Clearing

Yesterday I was joined by the Blackwater Valley Thursday volunteers and Richard Horton from the Tices volunteers group at Tices meadow. The purpose of the task was to continue the clearing and work on the river Blackwater for rivers week.  The willow along the stretch of river we were working on is cleared on a yearly basis and as you can see from the picture what it would look like if it was not done.


Before cutting

I would like to thank Janet and Matt and the Tices volunteer who’s name eludes me for volunteering to put on the waders and work in the river, as you can see from their faces they did not really want to go into the river.

Many thanks again for all of your hard work and I look forward to seeing you all back at Tices for the Path install in late October.

Ranger Stu.

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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