2014 – July Jumble

It was good to chat with several of you at the St Peter Feast Day – always very reassuring to hear that not all of you have these missives directed to your “junk mail”.  As usual, there were some new stories of life with The Misbourne as it used to be, including the one from the sisters who used to take their inner tubes to Chalfont St Giles and drift all the way down to St Peter.  We were pleased to sign up a few new potential volunteers.

We also have a few new volunteers about to be trained or have refresher for the invertebrate monitoring.  A couple of weeks ago on an evening of “MRA-meets-the-Cubs”, it was fun to include a little “kick-sampling” in their activities and see their amazement at the amount of (small) wildlife living among the pebbles.  They also attempted to measure the speed of the river as well as doing a bit of extra clearing.

Our next “not-a-meeting” will be at The Greyhound on Wednesday 16th from 7.45 p.m. – all welcome for a drink and a natter.  With apologies to the gentleman who couldn’t find us last month, I promise to tell the bar-staff where we will be this time.

Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday 26th.  Please let me know if you can join us and I will reply with details of where and what close to the event.

I hope we will be able make a bit of an impression through CStG on the 26th as September 6th will see us at Chalfont St Giles Show.  It will be interesting hearing all the comments following the past winter during which groundwater levels in the village have been quite a bit higher than the normal river level leading to ducks in the meadows and exposing the stretches of the new path that could do with building up.  (Through drainage required under, of course).  If anyone could offer some time on the stand, that would be much appreciated.

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