Category Archives: Volunteers

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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February Volunteer Task Programme

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme Feb 2018

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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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Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer and Walk Programme

Here are the programmes for Wellesley Woodlands, detailing upcoming walks and volunteer days, including our new Sunday task.  We will update as and when we know more. Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer programme 2018 Wellesley Woodlands Walks programme 2018

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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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Hazardous Tree Felling at Hawley Green & Blackwater

Last Friday most of the Blackwater Valley team were out in Hawley Green to make some dangerous trees safe. Stuart and I conducted a tree survey in December on some of the sites we look after  in Blackwater and Hawley. We identified … Continue reading

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