Category Archives: Blackwater Valley SSSI

Launching the Blackwater Valley River Festival 2019

Blackwater Valley Couuntryside Trust (BVCT) are celebrating 40 years in the valley by hosting a River Festival along the length of the Blackwater Valley from Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th September. Full events listings and information on booking can be … Continue reading

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BVCP Volunteer Task Programme September 2018  

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Making That Small Step A Bit Bigger

On Thursday 14th I was joined by Paul, Chris, Mike, Matt and Edmund at Blackwater Meadows in the north of the valley.  I’m not normally found up here but I was standing in for Jenny who was on a well … Continue reading

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Dashing Dragonfly Ditch

On Tuesday whilst Jenny was welcoming our cows, the volunteers and I headed down to Blackwater Meadows, by Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst. We’ve worked hard to remove encroaching scrub from these four meadows over the years, since they are designated for … Continue reading

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Mowing Blackwater Meadows

Last week the BVCP Rangers enlisted the help of the Robomower. This time at Blackwater Meadows to reduce the amount of bramble and other scrub taking over the SSSI meadows.   The meadows are designated SSSI because they support rich plant … Continue reading

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Volunteers tackle Blackwater Reach

On Tuesday the volunteers joined Sam and I at Blackwater Reach to hay cut the SSSI meadows, following on from our bramble clearance with a robo-flail the week before. The volunteers did a fantastic job in the heat, cutting back … Continue reading

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Reaching new meadows in Blackwater

Last week Sam and I headed over to Blackwater Reach between Sandhurst Memorial Park and the River Blackwater. These two meadows are SSSIs (sites of special scientific interest) due to their grassland flora species. To supplement our annual hay cutting with … Continue reading

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Scout and About!

On the 1st of July, the scouts and I set out to remove oak saplings from the meadow. If left, these saplings will become fully grown trees and take over the site. This causes a loss in meadowland and a loss … Continue reading

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Reaching for a larger SSSI meadow in Blackwater

Paul, Edmund and Mike recently joined us at Blackwater Reach, a small SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) meadow that we manage between the Sandhurst Memorial Park Pond and the River Blackwater. In addition to our Autumn volunteer hay cut, … Continue reading

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Making hay while the sun shines in Sandhurst

Yesterday Jenny and thirteen volunteers joined us at Blackwater Reach, a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) meadow on the Blackwater Valley Path by Sandhurst Memorial Park. Sue led a group of volunteers to construct a stag beetle stumpery, the 23rd … Continue reading

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