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Volunteers recognised in Guildford award ceremony

Chris and Kathy joined us to accept an award on behalf of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Volunteers from the Mayor of Guildford Borough Council. As two of our longest serving volunteers, it was fantastic to be able to share the swanky … Continue reading

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Surrey Hills Spring Clean

Our latest volunteer task here at Blackwater Valley was to give one of our roadside sites by the Hog’s Back a spring clean. The job of the day was to remove some old rabbit fencing that had no use anymore. … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme Published

Here is our new conservation task programme. Volunteer task programme April to May 2017 Ranger Stuart      

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More Green Meadow

Yesterday the volunteers, Jenny and I headed down to Moor Green Lakes to cut back one of the scrub islands on the north east corner of Colebrook Lake North. It’s important to retain this meadow which is awash with betony in … Continue reading

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How to lay a hedge at Moor Green Lakes

Yesterday the volunteers joined us at Moor Green Lakes for a spot of hedge-laying. The section of footpath and bridleway at the river end is narrow, so it’s great to open up access and create a living hedge. It turns out that Tony … Continue reading

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Christmas Task

On Tuesday all 34 of us descended on the Wellington Monument in Rushmoor Bottom in Aldershot for our annual Christmas Task and BBQ. With so many willing helpers (including four Special Protected Area Wardens) we were able to clear a … Continue reading

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Scraping off ice at Moor Green Lakes

Yesterday the volunteers joined Jenny and I to defrost by our toasty fire on Long Island. The main task was to finish clearing trees from the narrow earth bund around the scrape on the SW corner of the island, a … Continue reading

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