Tag Archives: Hawley Meadows

Hawley Meadows receives a boost

Hawley Meadows has been a hive of activity over a three day task thanks to colleagues from a local company, Blackwater Valley Volunteers, students and trainees. With such a large work force of 48 volunteers we tackled lots of outstanding jobs on the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Hawley Meadow, River, Volunteers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Environment Agency at Hawley Meadows

  Last week 14 volunteers from the Environment Agency, Sue from the Trust and Katie and George, our two Hampshire Futures trainees, joined Stuart and I at Hawley Meadows. It rained heavily for most of the day but the volunteers worked industriously hard … Continue reading

Posted in Access, Hawley Meadow, Volunteers | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Chainsaw Techniques

Last week Jenny got the chance to try out a couple of new chainsaw cuts at Hawley Meadows.  Firstly Mark explained a ‘J-cut’ which is a technique we both learnt last year on a winching course. This method is used … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Hawley Meadow | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Exciting proposals for Hawley Meadows

Building on our success of creating wetland habitats along the Blackwater Valley, we are currently investigating the options for flooding Hawley Meadows. This floodplain just north of the M3 often floods over the winter, providing both storage of flood waters to … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Hawley Meadows car park improved

Last year extending the area that we maintain as low-cut scrub surrounding Hawley Meadows car park, has been really effective at reducing anti-social behaviour and making the site feel much more welcoming to visitors. So yesterday the volunteers tackled the last remaining tall … Continue reading

Posted in Hawley Meadow, Volunteers | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mitie Muscles at Hawley Meadows

Today we headed over to Hawley Meadows to remove a redundant gate and cut back 200m of scrub which was overhanging the fence line and blocking the path. It was also great to have the help of three colleagues from … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Hawley Meadow, Volunteers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blackwater Valley SSSI, BV path, Conservation, Hawley Meadow, River, Volunteers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment