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Corporate conservation days

The River Blackwater flows north from Farnham along the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire to Swallowfield in the north.  This continuous green corridor is managed by Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership (BVCP) and offers many benefits to both wildlife and the local community. We offer a wide range of conservation opportunities along the Valley, from managing wildflower meadows to felling trees, and invite you to bring your staff on a conservation task. SC Johnson staff fencing at Moor Green Lakes

Why join us?

Our ranger team are experienced at running conservation days for companies including, Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Cisco Systems, Nationwide and the Environment Agency. Each conservation task is tailored to your organisationsí needs
to enable you to:

  • Develop team working skills in a stimulating     environment                                             
  • Get out and about in the fresh air
  • Help to protect and enhance your local countryside
  • Give your time to help this valuable community
    project

  SC Johnson staff fencing at Moor Green Lakes.
 

How do our conservation days run?

The task usually runs from 10am to 4pm on weekdays (except Tuesdays). There is no charge although we invite donations. The day covers:Nationwide staff get stuck into promoting wildlfowers at Hollybush

  • A ranger for the day leading up to
    20 employees
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Use of all equipment
  • A mobile toilet on site
  • The task introduction on the day, which includes safe use of the tools and all training
  • Risk assessments can be supplied in advance.

         Nationwide employees get stuck into
            
promoting wildflowers at Hollybush.

What conservation tasks can we offer?

In the summer months our work is mainly managing meadows and fencing. Outside this season we clear scrub and fell trees, with a bonfire wherever possible for toasting marshmallows. Other tasks have included reed planting and cutting back paths. There are also opportunities to be involved with larger site projects.

A bird viewing screen constructed by SC JHohnaon staff on a larger projectWhere do we go?

We run conservation tasks throughout the Blackwater Valley including Moor Green Lakes in Finchampstead, Frimley Fuel Allotments, Southwood in Farnborough and Hawley Meadows in Blackwater.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in corporate volunteering and would like to discuss opportunities, please contact Stuart Croft on 01252 331353, or email                

                                                               A bird viewing screen constructed by        
                                                                              
SC Johnson staff on a larger project.