Tag Archives: Blackwater River

Rivers Week – would you like to get involved?

Next week we’re inviting volunteers to join us for two tasks to improve the river biodiversity, as part of the Loddon Catchment Rivers Week. We’ll be installing woody debris in the channel with some drier bank side work. On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Path Improvements at Hawley Meadows

This week Jenny and I have been catching up with the contractors who are working at Hawley Meadows. This exciting project sees a surfaced path created from the north to the south, which tackles the common historic problem of muddy … Continue reading

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More Moor Green cutting with Student Matt

Today volunteers joined us to finish off three days of path & hay cutting at Moor Green Lakes & Manor Farm. It was also the last day for our student Matt who joined us this week from Farnborough 6th Form … 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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Pooh sticks and wildflowers

Students from the Royal Grammar School in Guildford have been helping us out at Blackwater Meadows in Sandhurst, by digging out invasive oak saplings to promote wildflowers. Laura, a student from Merrist Wood College, also lent a hand and showed … Continue reading

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Kallo and Wessanen colleagues brave the floods

Yesterday Rhys and I headed out to meet the volunteers at Blackwater Meadows, but found the access was a tad soggy so waded in to check the depth. We could have driven in through the floods but would have been … Continue reading

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