Category Archives: Conservation

Ash Meadow Pond task

Thursday the 18th of January our wonderful volunteers cleared the willow around Ash Meadow Pond. This was so the pond would be more visible and appealing from the path. Eric was showing us how its done, who needs a chainsaw ? … Continue reading

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More responsive tree work

Stu and I have been out again today clearing wind-blown trees, at Gerry’s on the Blackwater Valley Path and Laffan’s Wood in Wellesley Woodlands. A lovely day to get out in the sunshine and use our winch training to safely … Continue reading

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February Volunteer Task Programme

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme Feb 2018

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Tongham Tree Delivery

  On Tuesday we took delivery of 52 semi mature trees. These are going to be planted at Tongham as part of the reinstatement work after a utilities company had to do major work on the site. After much negotiation I secured the … Continue reading

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Heartening Hedge-Laying

Yesterday Jenny, Sam and I completed the hedge-laying we started on Sunday at Moor Green lakes, with a huge turnout of 39 volunteers over the two tasks. We worked on the hedge between the footpath and bridleway down towards the Blackwater River, laying … Continue reading

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Not That Kind of Flash…

On Thursday 11th January the volunteers joined Bobbie and I in Claycart, Wellesley Woodlands to start work on a flash alongside the Basingstoke Canal.  These flashes are low lying sections of land alongside the canal and are important little niches … Continue reading

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Rivers Week – A Loddon Catchment Perspective

The Loddon Catchment Partnership (LCP) co-ordinated Rivers Week in September last year, which succeeded in raising the profile of river tasks and delivering habitat and ecological improvements. Since the River Blackwater flows into the River Loddon in Swallowfield, at the northern end of the … Continue reading

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