Autumn newsletter 2019

This issue contains information on Be A Ranger Team Building Sessions, Update from Keep Hill Wood, What we have seen in Deangarden Wood, Wycombe Rugby Club Litter Pick, Butterflies in the garden, Chiltern Rangers keeps growing!, Volunteer of the Season

A volunteer ‘s story

I joined Chiltern Rangers in October 2018 with the original intention of simply helping restore the watercress beds in the River Wye. Almost a year later, I’ve learnt that being a volunteer has been much more varied and rewarding than I could have imagined.

Bird and Butterfly Wildlife Walk at Bicester

We all love a Winter Scrub Bash with the knowledge that the work we are doing is going to directly benefit wildlife but it can be a shame if we don’t get to visit in the Summer to take a look at what’s about! So we are even more thankful to Gary Beckett (Conservation Officer) and his Commanding Officer at MOD Bicester who welcomed us back on Saturday 13th July for a Bird and Butterfly Wildlife Walk.

John Lewis & Partners support Chiltern Rangers

We were delighted to receive a funding donation last week from John Lewis & Partners.
Dawn Stokoe, Community Liaison Co-ordinator presented Chief Ranger John Shaw and our Fab Friday volunteer group with the cheque, during a visit to a sunny Keep Hill Wood in High Wycombe.

Fab Friday in the river

Last Friday Rangers Andrew and Dan took Fab Friday out on a cleaning mission of the Wye from High Wycombe Retail Park to the back of the old Homebase store at Wye Dene. Four shopping trolleys (kindly returned to their correct location), a bicycle, and thirty rubbish bags later, we called the deed done and returned to base.