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Green Skills Team Work In Deerwood Park in Slough in Partnership with SEGRO

In partnership with SEGRO, Groundwork South has recently completed another Green Skills Team Project in Slough. This is a six-week programme in which unemployed individuals from the Slough area spend two days a week learning practical conservation skills and also attend sessions to improve their employability.
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Your Countryside in Crisis – Campaign Update

We are really pleased by what our 'Countryside in Crisis - A Call to Action!' campaign has achieved so far. Learn more here about our mission and the tangible progress we have made.

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Events flowing through the Colne Valley – The Amigos Social Group

A big part of our work involves spreading the word about the many projects currently under way across the Colne Valley Regional Park. Fiona Brewer, our Events and Interpretation Officer, spent some time with the Amigos Social group that caters for those with visual impairments and meets once a month at Christ Church in Uxbridge.
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National Volunteer Week 2019

Join us at the National volunteer week 2019 aims to celebrate all the hard work of volunteers across the country. Here in the Colne Valley Regional Park we greatly appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers that help look after our precious and historic landscape. To say thank you, we are running a series of events from the 1st to the 7th June 2019 that are free and open to join.
Figure 1. Fish and eel passage installed at Thorney weir in Thorney
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Fish Highways

River networks are a fundamentally important habitat. They have shaped the landscape and our relationship with water for millennia. Over time, people have made numerous modifications to watercourses, harnessing them to serve their needs.

From Uxbridge to Orkney

Having just returned from two weeks in the Orkney Islands working on the Ness of Brodgar excavation, it is interesting to return to the Colne Valley and compare the two places.