Tag Archives: Volunteers

Meandering at Manor Park

Today Stu, Charlotte, Jenny & I have been joined by volunteers Janet & Claire to thin trees at Manor Park Annexe. The weedier planted saplings have been removed to give the healthier trees room to grow.  We’ve also opened up … Continue reading

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Parrot’s Feather and Frog’s Spawn at Darby Green Pond

Last week Stuart and I were joined by volunteers to remove more Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) from Darby Green Pond. We adopted the method perfected on our previous task last November. Although this time it was particularly tricky as most … 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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Workshop with a view

On the Southwood task today I’ve been sharpening chainsaws ready for clearing up more storm-blown trees next week. My improvised work bench certainly has a pretty view. Later Paul H popped down to check on our work, coming down in … Continue reading

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Moor Green Lakes Work Party – clearing scrub near Grove Hide

On Sunday 12th February we had our penultimate work party of the winter clearing scrub, birch and willow from around the acidic scrape near Grove Hide. With an excellent turnout of 19, volunteer leader Jane got us all well organised … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Path Improvements

Before and after transformation At the beginning of the year Blackwater Valley Rangers and Volunteers began the tough job of improving the path at Swan Lake Park in Sandhurst. With the path at 900m long, 2m wide and a whopping 12 inch ditch to … Continue reading

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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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