South East Rivers Trust

Loddon Rivers Week 2018 is here!


 

Loddon Rivers Week: 24th – 30th September 2018

Please browse the events available during Loddon Rivers Week and make sure you book your place!

 

Monday 24th September

Evening Bat Walk at Millfield Local Nature Reserve

Time: 18:45 

Meet: By the play area next to Barton Mill Pub

To Book: Contact wildlifeconservation@basingstoke.gov.uk

 

Tuesday 25th September

1. Hawley Meadows, River Rehabilitation – join us to install woody material and increase habitat diversity for wildlife. 

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Meet: Hawley Meadows Car Park off the A331 in Hawley

To Book: Contact volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org – this event has limited spaces. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring any nuts (including peanuts). One team member has a serious allergy.

 

2. Loddon Observatory Showcase at University of Reading: An opportunity to learn about work undertaken within the Loddon catchment and to network with UoR researchers, students and other stakeholders.

Time: 13:00 to 16:00

Meet: Details will be confirmed upon booking.

To Book: Please register here by 14th September at the latest or email a.duranel@reading.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 26th September 

Maiden Erlegh Lake – creating floating islands for habitat and refuge

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

Meet: Meet at the Interpretation Centre on Instow Road, RG6 5QH

To Book: Register with  volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org

 

Thursday 27th September

1. River Rehabilitation at Rushmoor Bottom – Join us to install woody material and create sleeper dams to improve habitat. 

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Meet: Please park on the A323 Fleet Road, opposite the cricket ground by Potters International Hotel. We’ll meet at the pedestrian gate onto the woodland.  

To Book: Register with volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org (limited numbers)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring any nuts (including peanuts). One team member has a serious allergy.

 

2. River Rehabilitation on the River Whitewater – Join us to install woody material, bank protection and gravels to help fish and aquatic communities like dragonflies and damselflies on the River Whitewater.

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Meet: Bassetts Mead Nature Reserve, near Hook. Access off Doctors Acre.

To Book: Contact: guy.mason@hiwwt.org.uk 01256 381190, limited numbers

 

3. Children’s River Craft Session – Aimed at children under 5 years who must be accompanied.  Creations will be on display at the centre for all to admire!

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Meet: Popley Fields Community Centre, RG24 9AE.

 

Friday 28th September

River Rehabilitation on the Blackwater River – Using woody material to create better conditions and safe refugia for fish and other aquatic life.

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Meet: At the carpark off Lakeside Road, GU12 5AN

To Book: Please register with volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org  (limited numbers)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring any nuts (including peanuts). One team member has a serious allergy.

 

Saturday 29th September

Guided Walk at Millfield Local Nature Reserve – looking for birds and other wildlife supported by the River Loddon, led by local naturalist, Jim Andrews.

Time: 7:30am

Meet:  By the play area next to Barton Mill Pub

To Book: Contact wildlifeconservation@basingstoke.gov.uk

 

Sunday 30th September – World Rivers Day

Guided walk along the Sandford stretch of the River Loddon, showcasing the recent rehabilitation work by Twyford and District Fishing Club in association with Cain Bio Engineering.

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Meet: At the Sandford Fishery Car Park, Sandford Lane (RG5 4TB) (overspill carpark at the Aviation Museum: RG5 4UE). 

To Book: Please register with volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org

 

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