Category Archives: Conservation

Tongham in Bloom

As we prepare for the arrival of the judges from Guildford in Bloom, nine of the volunteers from Tongham Wood Improvement Group (TWIG) met up for the July task. Great thanks goes to the BVCP, who on Friday took their … Continue reading

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Cutting the way

On Thursday 12 July I was joined by Paul, Mike, Eric, Matt and Ed at Chalk Farm, Wellesley Woodlands to cut back the paths and remove brambles from around the saplings planted roughly 4 years ago.  Matt, Ed and Mike … Continue reading

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Wellesley Woodland Hay cut

  Yesterday Blackwater Valley started its hay cutting. First on the list was Rushmoor Bottom Stream Meadow. We use our shared tractor to do most of our hay cuts, we also hire in the Amazone cut and collect. The smaller sites are  cut using our … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme July 2018

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme July 2018

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Student’s Skills Developed

  My name is Adam and I am a Trainee from Hampshire Futures and am volunteering here with Blackwater Valley in order to gain experience and skills for a prosperous career. At Blackwater Valley I have learnt and exercised many … Continue reading

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Bumper Year For Barn Owls

Project Summary Last week volunteers joined us for two days of monitoring for the Wokingham Borough Barn Owl Box Project, to check on the population and health of Barn Owls in the nest boxes we installed, across Wokingham Borough and … Continue reading

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Wood gnomes cancelled for June

Just a short message to let you all know that due to uncertainty in numbers we have unfortunately had to cancel wood gnomes for the month of June. On a more positive note wood gnomes will go ahead as planned Friday … Continue reading

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