Re-wild the River Blackwater

Volunteers are needed to help us re-wild the River Blackwater.

We are holding two work parties at Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve in partnership with the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, the Environment Agency, the South East Rivers Trust and Surrey County Council.

We're going to maintain and enhance the woody debris in the eastern section of the river, and install new woody debris and gravel riffles in the western section.

Sunday 25th September

10:00 till 14:00.

Tasks: Maintain and enhance existing woody debris structures in the river, to optimise flow and habitats. Clear vegetation from the river to let in light. Litter pick old river channel. In support of World Rivers Day.

Tea/coffee and cakes provided.

No booking required, just turn up.

Meet at Horton's Mound.


Thursday 29th September

10:00 till 16:00 (you're welcome to leave earlier).

Tasks: Install new woody debris structures in the river, to optimise flow and habitats. Create gravel riffles for fish spawning sites. In support of Loddon Rivers Week

Bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee provided.

Booking required - click here for the Eventbrite page.

Meet at Horton's Mound.


The Small Print

Both work parties are weather dependent - we can't work in the river if the water levels are too high. Please keep an eye on our social media and this website for further announcements.

  • All welcome to join us, no experience necessary.
  • All tools and equipment provided.
  • Bring wellies or waders if you have them (there will be work to do on dry land).
  • Children aged under 4 may attend, but may not take part and must be supervised by an adult who is also not taking part.
  • Children aged 4 to 13 may take part, but must be supervised by an adult.
  • Children aged 14 and 15 may take part unaccompanied, if agreed in advance.
  • Please contact us beforehand if you intend to bring your children so we can complete the necessary permissions form.

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