2014 – June jaunts

A reasonable turnout, fair weather, large amounts of overgrowth trimmed and bagged, a tree removed, a field drained and a significant blockage cleared all made for a successful morning last month.  Several of us were very pleased to enjoy the river from the Greyhound garden after!

Perhaps not surprisingly, groundwater levels remain exceptionally high with plenty of water still in the “sponge” of the Chilterns aquifer above Great Missenden, available to make its way downstream during the rest of the year.  Obviously, the river continues to flow very well along its full length.

Thanks to those of you who have expressed interest in joining the invertebrate monitoring team.  I believe a training/refresher session will be available very soon – details to follow direct to you.  If anyone else is keen to join them, please let me know by say 22nd June.

We had a really enjoyable and informative day exploring the length of the river in the company of our charming Environment Agency catchment biodiversity officer, Nancy Young, who afforded us a whole day of her time.  You will be pleased to know that largely, though not quite 100% of the time, we had common views as to what “good looks like”.

Chalfont St Peter Feast Day is on June 28th and we will be exhibiting MRA’s activities from the Village Appraisal Group tent.  It would be good to have some help on the day if you can spare half an hour or so but, anyway, we look forward to seeing you for a chat.

As previously advised, our next work day will be Sunday June 22nd.  As you know, we normally work 09.30 to about 1.00 but, if there was strong call for the afternoon we could do that for a change.  Either way, please let me know if you can join us and I will send further details near the time. If you’d like to put it in your diaries now, the one after is scheduled for Saturday 26th July.

We will have a “not a meeting” at The Greyhound next Monday evening, June 16th (Note: change of date) at 19.45 hrs.  All welcome to join us for drink and chat about matters fluvial and dry -(last time, it was predominantly caravanning!).


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