Tag Archives: Tuesday Volunteers

Thank You

Last week we hosted our famous Summer BBQ at Ash Lock, where we say thank you to all the volunteer groups along the Blackwater Valley. The evening was a great success with plenty of hot food and chatting. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Fun at Farnborough Gate

On our Tuesday task it was my first official time leading the volunteer task, and how lucky I was to have such a fantastic team, Although 2 of them almost got lost ! As you can see from the pictures below, … Continue reading

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River Restoration at Hawley Meadows – 5 years on

Back in 2012 a small willow tipped over into the River Blackwater at Hawley Meadows. Usually we retain trees in the channel as they help to reduce flooding by slowing down the flow and also increase biodiversity. Working with the Environment Agency … Continue reading

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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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