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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’.

Wishing you a Welly Christmas

Yesterday our entire Blackwater Valley Team and 20 volunteers descended on the Wellington Monument for our famous Christmas task and BBQ. Despite the decidedly damp weather everyone was eager to get going. We cleared invasive trees and laurel to open … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap at Tices Meadows

A few weeks back Blackwater Valley Partnership worked with our volunteer group and the Tices Bird Group to install a 70 meter path and culvert. The purpose of the path and Culvert is to help get from the Houses to … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme December 2019

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this December 2019. BVCP Volunteer Task Programme Dec 2019 What tasks are being run near you? This month features our annual Christmas task and BBQ! … Continue reading

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Rowhill Christmas Walk Sunday 1st December

Senior Ranger Stuart

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Plucking the Parrot’s Feather

On Wednesday 23rd October, Ranger Jenny, Assistant Ranger Bobbie, Student Liam and I  joined 5 volunteers from the Frimley Fuel Allotments Charity to remove Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) from one of the ponds. Parrot’s Feather is an invasive species that … Continue reading

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Rivers Week in Wellesley Woodlands

On Tuesday 24th September the BVC Volunteers, Bernard from the BVC Trust, Rangers Sara and Andy from Basingstoke Canal Authority joined Stu and I for a rather wet day in our smallest ‘flash‘ in Wellesley Woodlands. This was part of … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme November 2019

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this November 2019. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Nov 2019 What tasks are being run near you? This month features a SSSI, a trip to an … Continue reading

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