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Clean Up of the Back Stream in Loudwater by Revive the Wye and other Volunteers

Revive the Wye volunteers have just been joined by volunteers from  Loudwater Forum and St Peter’s Church in tasks on 8th, 10th and 17th November to improve the back stream alongside Kingsmead Road, and the Wye within boundary park. around … Continue reading

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Chiltern Rangers – Voluntary Weekend Conservation Dates

Chiltern Rangers have arranged the following dates to meet at various nature reserves to complete conservation tasks to enhance our local environment and help the community.  We would love for you to come along and join us.   Come and experience … Continue reading

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Balsam bashing 2018

We’d like to thank all the  RtW volunteers who helped with this year’s balsam bashing tasks. Ten sites were identified this year where Indian Balsam plants were growing and could be accessed, and we had a very good response from … Continue reading

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Friends of the Wye support Wooburn Fete

Friends of the Wye were delighted to support Wooburn Fete on Saturday 16 June with a stall presenting information to visitors about the River Wye.   In addition to the display boards there was a live display of some of … Continue reading

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Have you said ‘YES’ to Revive the Wye – last chance to do so

Because of new data protection rules which come into effect on May 25th, we have emailed all our RtW supporters and asked for permission to contact them in future. If you have received one of our emails and have not … Continue reading

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Have you tried to contact us recently from the website ?

We have just found out quite by chance that emails from the ‘Contact Us’ Form on our website have been blocked by our hosting service for the last few weeks without us being informed so we have not received them. … Continue reading

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Purchase of new tools funded by Friends of the Wye

We are pleased to announce that Friends of the Wye have donated £200 to buy new gloves and secateurs for Revive the Wye volunteer work parties. New secateurs will be welcome by all the volunteers who have recently struggled with … Continue reading

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Kingsmead wetland clearance is progressing

We are aiming to clear the large area opposite the back of the George V pub of nettles and other inappropriate vegetation. We want to eventually return it to a wetland habitat supporting more interesting ground flora, and at the … Continue reading

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Days and days of balsam bashing

Over the last few years we have succeeded in removing vast swathes of Indian balsam from the river banks mostly on WDC land, all the way from the Fire Station to Wooburn. Every year there are smaller and smaller patches … Continue reading

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Water in the Rye Dyke is looking blue/green

Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) Blue-green algae grow in warm, slow-moving or still waters and form a bloom in the water, often coloured blue or green, which makes it difficult to see into the water. Although some species are non-toxic, others can … Continue reading

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