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Daring Digging at Darby Green Pond

Local volunteers joined students from the Royal Grammar School in Guildford recently to lend a hand in Darby Green. They got stuck into a range of jobs including; digging out old concrete bench bases, felling a hazardous tree,  removing the alien invasive … Continue reading

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Hedge-laying complete at Moor Green Lakes

Last week six volunteer leaders and students joined Jenny and I to finish off the hedge-laying at Moor Green Lakes. Everyone did a fantastic job building on the section we’d already laid with the volunteers on the 31st January task. Over … Continue reading

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Moor Green Lakes New Bench

Today students Gabriel, Jeremy, Matt and I were out at the lovely Moor Green Lakes with various tasks in mind. The most important of the day was installing a commemorative bench for John Curnow Tanner. It is situated along the … Continue reading

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Fixing Fencing

It was a busy work experience session with Assistant Ranger Laura on Friday 6th.  We headed out to Wellesley Woodlands and started by repairing a section of fencing on Fleet Road that was damaged by a car at the end of last … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction 

On Friday a mixed group of staff, students and volunteers tackled the old steps at Lakeside. They were slowly falling in to disrepair and needed some attention.  Stu had a master plan which luckily avoided us moving the great slabs … Continue reading

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Hatching a plan in Frimley

On Friday we headed over to cut back an overgrown track and Blackwater Valley Path sections at the north end of Frimley Hatches. This task was prioritised to tackle the rise in the camping and littering that we have dealt with … Continue reading

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A Students View

I recently completed a work placement with the BVCP, which formed part of my Level 3 Countryside Management course at Merrist wood college. The staff at Blackwater Valley were very welcoming, patient and supportive throughout the placement, imparting their knowledge … Continue reading

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