Activity description: The South East Rivers Trust would like your help with introducing gravels into the River Blackwater at Ivy Road Recreational Ground in Aldershot.
This is the final part of delivering our river restoration plan for this section on the River Blackwater, complementing the in-channel brash berms and deflectors already installed over the past couple of years.
The newly seeded gravel will create riverbed features, such as pools and riffles, providing improved habitat for aquatic species. This habitat is essential for aquatic plants, invertebrates and fish as it offers refuge and spawning areas.
Come and enjoy this fantastic opportunity to put on a pair of waders and gloves, make a big difference to nature and meet new people also interested in conservation!
You will be moving gravel into the river at designated spots, using shovels and wheelbarrows, and spreading it with a rake along the riverbed.
All tools and equipment, inc. waders and gloves will be provided.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
Time: 9.45am to 3pm
Meeting Point: end of Field Way, Aldershot GU12 4UG. Google map HERE.
What to Bring:
- Your own gardening gloves, if you prefer (note, they will likely get wet!)
- Your own lunch
- Plenty of water
- Appropriate outdoor clothing, extra layers and waterproofs
- Please specify your UK shoe size (for waders provided by SERT)
Booking for this event will close at: 5pm on Friday 8th March 2024
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