Category Archives: River

River Blackwater Success Video

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Moor Green Lakes New Bench

Today students Gabriel, Jeremy, Matt and I were out at the lovely Moor Green Lakes with various tasks in mind. The most important of the day was installing a commemorative bench for John Curnow Tanner. It is situated along the … Continue reading

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Sea scout skills at Moor Green Lakes

Today Stu and I cut paths at Moor Green Lakes ahead of their Open Day on Sunday 4th September. Meanwhile Jenny & Student Matt removed floating pennywort from the river, an invasive alien plant that we’re keen to survey & … Continue reading

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Conservation Fish Survey in the River Blackwater

The Environment Agency (EA) conduct regular monitoring of fish stocks in the River Blackwater,  with one recent survey of Hawley Meadows shown in their video clip below. They use a technique called ‘depletion surveys’ as part of the National Monitoring Programme. … Continue reading

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Brookfields/Shawfield bridge closure

The bridge over the river between Aldershot and Ash will be shut from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th as it is being replaced.  Some of the surrounding footpaths may be temporarily shut for access. Please see the map for alternative routes. … Continue reading

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Bridge shimmying at Shawfields

Today Andrew and I headed out to repair the BV Path bridge in Aldershot between Shawfield Lane and Brookfield Road. We have organised for contractors to replace it in July, so we’ll shortly be widening Shawfield Lane so they can … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows receives a boost

Hawley Meadows has been a hive of activity over a three day task thanks to colleagues from a local company, Blackwater Valley Volunteers, students and trainees. With such a large work force of 48 volunteers we tackled lots of outstanding jobs on the … Continue reading

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