Tag Archives: Blackwater River

Invasive Species Alert – Water Primrose

Water primrose is an invasive non-native plant that is invading watercourses, with two sites know about in Surrey. The Environment Agency are asking for help to identify the sites where it can be found. The eradication of water primrose is … Continue reading

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Chicken Surprise

This morning during one of our site boundary checks, Bobbie and I came across the bizarre sight of a chicken coop built on one of our sites along the River Blackwater, – certainly not something you see everyday. Resolving incidents of … Continue reading

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Official Opening of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve

On Friday Steve and I had the honour of being invited to the Tice’s Meadow Opening Ceremony marking the completion of the quarry restoration. The event hosted by the site owners Hanson, was well attended with over 40 representatives of organisations … Continue reading

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Bridge protection at Tices Meadow

Last week the volunteers joined Bobbie and I to install faggots to protect the Eastern (6m) Bridge that we installed. The bundles of ash stems were fixed down with chestnut posts and tied in with wire. The faggots have already … Continue reading

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Improving River Biodiversity in Hawley Meadows

Last week Jenny and I were joined by volunteers from Novartis to install woody debris in the River Blackwater at Hawley Meadows. The task went really well with colleagues collecting hawthorn faggots which were then fixed into the river bed … Continue reading

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Bridging at Tices Meadow

Today I popped down to see our staff and volunteers preparing for bridges at Tices Meadow, where we’ve been commissioned to install two pedestrian bridges over the River Blackwater. The Western Bridge is going in near the mound, to provide an … 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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