Before we went into lockdown and all volunteering tasks were sadly stopped, I was lucky enough to have a fantastic 24 volunteers at Ash Green Meadows . The main purpose was to clear the regeneration scrub in the wet meadows.
It was a challenging day in surprise surprise wet conditions. The undulating ground made it tough to drag the cut scrub, but the volunteers made light work of getting the task completed. To save dragging all of the cut material a few of the team came up with the idea of making a dead hedge. This was a great idea and served as a barrier and good for nesting birds. In summer the Blackwater Valley Ranger with the help of the BVCP Volunteer group plan to cut the wet meadows with the BCS alan scythe and move the rich in flora cut vegetation onto the meadows (Over seeding) that are not so rich in flora. This will be done on a yearly basis.
Many thanks to all of the Volunteers and helpers on the day. Like always without you help we would not be able to get this amount of work done on the day.