Tag Archives: Tuesday Volunteers

Wishing you a Welly Christmas

Yesterday our entire Blackwater Valley Team and 20 volunteers descended on the Wellington Monument for our famous Christmas task and BBQ. Despite the decidedly damp weather everyone was eager to get going. We cleared invasive trees and laurel to open … Continue reading

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Successful path cut at Farnborough Gate

On Tuesday we were unexpectedly at Farnborough Gate due to a change in task plans. As you will see from the photos this was a benefit as the path did need a good bit of TLC. It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Paving the way to improve Ash Green Meadow

Ash Green Meadows has had a new lease of life this week thanks to our dedicated Rangers and Volunteers. In the SW corner wildlife area, the surfaced path and boardwalk loop had a grass section, which could become muddy and … Continue reading

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Christmas Task at Lakeside

Yesterday the ranger team were joined by a bumper turnout of volunteers for our famous Christmas task. Thanks to having 30 of us out to help, we managed to clear a huge area of invasive willow and alder out of … Continue reading

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Upkeep of North Farnborough Gate

Bobbie and I arrived to meet the volunteers and after setting up our base camp we received our site brief. Focusing mainly on being aware we would be working near some main roads and keeping hydrated and taking breaks when … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Revetment

On Tuesday 8th May the BVC Volunteers joined Stuart, Stu and I in Rushmoor Bottom, Wellesley Woodlands in the glorious sunshine and haze of mosquitos, to build a revetment in the stream which we have previous improved. Day 1. Day 2. Day … Continue reading

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Bridge protection at Tices Meadow

Last week the volunteers joined Bobbie and I to install faggots to protect the Eastern (6m) Bridge that we installed. The bundles of ash stems were fixed down with chestnut posts and tied in with wire. The faggots have already … Continue reading

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Dashing Dragonfly Ditch

On Tuesday whilst Jenny was welcoming our cows, the volunteers and I headed down to Blackwater Meadows, by Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst. We’ve worked hard to remove encroaching scrub from these four meadows over the years, since they are designated for … Continue reading

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Managing Lakeside Reed beds

On Tuesday 13th Stu, the volunteers and I were working on behalf of Guildford Borough Council at Lakeside to remove young Alder and Willow trees from the path and around the reed bed. Mike and Chris fought their way through the reeds … Continue reading

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Snowy Hedge-Laying on the Cove Brook

Yesterday the volunteers joined Sam and I to lay a hedge in the Birch Brook Reserve on the Cove Brook. Last year we laid the hedge to the right of the gate to open up the view to visitors and provide a … Continue reading

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