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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’.

New Volunteer Programme March 2020

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this March 2020. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Mar 2020 What tasks are being run near you? This month features fencing and scrub bashing. General task … Continue reading

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Saturday 15th Wellesley task cancelled

Just to let everyone know that the weekend task for Wellesley has been cancelled due to the weather.

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New Volunteer Programme February 2020

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this February 2020. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Feb 2020 What tasks are being run near you? This month features hedge laying, coppicing and seed sowing. … Continue reading

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Clearing windblown trees from the storm

I’ve just returned from Rushmoor Bottom in Wellesley Woodland where we had a chunky Downy Birch fall over one of the roads. Kindly Jenny, Matt, Bobbie & Liam took a break from their tree works in Southwood Country Park to … Continue reading

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First Volunteer Programme of 2020

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this January 2020. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Jan 2020 What tasks are being run near you? This month features hedge laying and two trips to … Continue reading

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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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