Category Archives: River

River Restoration in action at Hawley Meadows

Last week Jenny and I popped up to Hawley Meadows to discuss the site management and upcoming tasks. Whilst there we checked on some of the logs we installed in the River Blackwater back in 2012 with the Environment Agency. For Loddon … 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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Bridge Closure between Shepherds Meadows and the Memorial Park

The footbridge between Shepherds Meadow and the Memorial Park is now closed due to a deterioration of its condition over the winter period.  A new bridge will be installed in the spring.  Please follow the diversion signs on site which will … 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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Our Christmas Elves spruce up Tice’s Meadow

On Tuesday Santa’s Elves lent a hand at Tice’s Meadow for our infamous festive task and BBQ. We arrived to a beautiful icy morning overlooking the meadow, and set to work putting up the gazebo. This year was our largest Christmas … Continue reading

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A Trainee’s Testimony

I am currently doing my work placement in BVCP, which formed part of my Hampshire Futures traineeship plus project from Hampshire County Council. The staff of Blackwater Valley are very welcoming throughout my placement and they are supportive and patient teaching me skills … Continue reading

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River Restoration along the Blackwater Valley

From the 19th to 21st September we hosted three consecutive tasks as part of the Loddon Catchment Partnership Rivers Week. It was a huge success with a total of 22 volunteers helping out, enabling us to restore 370m of river and … Continue reading

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