2019 FoBB Work Party Pictures

Saturday 19 January 2019 – Monthly Volunteer Party – Bramble Bash in St Anne’s Woods.
What a great start to 2019… 2 hrs solid brambles bashing in St Anne’s Woods. A fantastic turn out of volunteers considering the weather forecast and the Good Gym Bristol to give us an extra boost to open the path from the top of the woodland to the valley floor.

Saturday 09 February 2019 – Monthly Volunteer Party – Cancelled Bramble Bash turned into Litter Pick.
There is never a good time to cancel a work party… thankfully a few people didn’t get the message and we ended up having a really productive litter pick instead and we didn’t get wet!

Sunday 24 February 2019 – Monthly Volunteer Party – Bramble Bash in St Anne’s Woods.
Fantastic weather for our rescheduled Bramble Bash in St Annes Woods and a great turnout including 4 people from the Good Gym Bristol (not pictured as had to leave early).

Saturday 23 March 2019 – Monthly Volunteer Party – The BIG clean up Nightingale Valley.
A great turn out of volunteers and a huge litter pick through Nightingale Valley. And at the end we were treated to home made soup and bread made by local resident Judi. Such a lovely gesture and every one really appreciated it.

Saturday 13 April 2019 – Monthly Volunteer Party – The BIG clear of Brislington Brook.
Volunteers cleared the fallen trees that were blocking to brook in St Anne’s Woods and litter picked both inside and around the fence of the woodland. Local resident Judi brought refreshments for everyone at the end of the session.

Saturday 04 May 2019 – Monthly Volunteer Party – Coppicing Sycamore.
Wow what a turn out to give FoBB a hand coppicing sycamore in Nightingale Valley, including our friends at The Good Gym Bristol. And lovely local resident Judi brought yummy soup to and bread to enjoy at the end.

Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Wild Wednesday Evening Balsam Pull.
On The Pull Along Brislington Brook – Our first, very productive, Wednesday evening Himalayan Balsam pull session in Nightingale Valley. Seven very hard working volunteers covered a lot if ground in just 2hrs. Thanks everyone! Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Wild Wednesday Evening Balsam Pull.

Sunday 02 June 2019 – Monthly Work Party – Clearing the Steps in St Anne’s Woods.
Three VERY dedicated volunteers braved the weather and cleared the steps in St Annes Woods. What a fantastic job and the results look pretty impressive. Well done Andy, Steph & Anne… you all deserve a warm drink after that!

Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Wild Wednesday Evening Balsam Pull.
Six dedicated Balsam pullers in Nightingale Valley and it was a perfect evening for it and really productive. We are making a real difference!

Wednesday 13 July 2019 – Wild Wednesday Evening Balsam Pull.
Evening Himalayan Balsam pull in Nightingale Valley. Amazing what 5 people can achieve in 90 minutes. Thanks everyone for your ongoing support to eradicate this invasive species.
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