20 Years of Burton Conservation Volunteers
Burton Conservation Volunteers was formed in February 1993.  Here is a selection of pictures to illustrate the wide range of projects that we have worked on over the last twenty years.
   
May 1993 The very first BCV task: a new fence at Branston Water Park Aug 1993 Battlestead Hill steps
   
Mar 1994 Tree planting at Branston Golf Club Sep 1994 Coppicing at Catton Park
   
Apr 1995 Catton Park bluebell wood Apr 1995 School pond, St Modwens
   
Nov 1995 Jinnie Trail Mar 1996 New wildflower meadow at Branston Water Park
   
Jun 1996 Pond-dipping, Jinnie Trail Dec 1996 Woodland plantation of 800 trees at Branston Golf Club
   
Apr 1997 A new bench at Branston Golf Club Aug 1997 Archaeological dig at Chedworth Roman Villa
   
Dec 1997 Reed bed, Branston Water Park Feb 1998 Reed clearance, Trent Washlands
   
Mar 1998 Brizlincote pond Jul 1999 Uttoxeter bridge building
   
Sep 1999 National Trust working weekend at Croome Park Feb 2000 Revetment at Branston Water Park
   
Mar 2000 A second woodland plantation at Branston Golf Club Jun 2001 Bird screen, Branston Water Park
   
Dec 2001 Croxall Lakes Aug 2002 Bank reinforcements, Trent Washlands
   
Apr 2003 Rolleston stiles Jul 2003 Bridge, Burton Mail Woodland on Trent Washlands
   
Mar 2004 Coir rolls at Branston Water Park Mar 2004 Mulching at Fountains Abbey
   
Jun 2004 West Highland Way walk Aug 2004 A new gate at Severn Valley Country Park
   
Aug 2004 Walton Hall garden May 2005 Building a new pathway and steps at Hardcastle Crags
   
Sep 2005 Monk's Walk garden restoration, Lichfield May 2006 Canoeing down the River Wye
   
Jul 2006 Building a new pond platform at Severn Valley Country Park

Aug 2006 A new flight of steps up to Jerusalem Hill near Yoxall

   
Nov 2006 A new bridge at Yoxall Lodge Nov 2006 A new sensory garden at Saxon Hill School, Lichfield
   
Feb 2007 Weaving a natural willow screen at Upper Mills Farm Apr 2007 The big bridge at Yoxall Lodge
   
Jan 2008 Hedge-planting at Morrey Aug 2008 The BCV allotment
   
Aug 2009 Clearing reeds from Foxley Wood pond at Linton Sep 2009 Silverway Channel, Trent Washlands
   
Oct 2009 Cider-making at Broome Farm, Herefordshire Nov 2009 Tern raft at Fradley Junction reservoir
   
Mar 2010 Positioning a new bridge at Newborough May 2010 Reed planting on Croxall Lakes
   
May 2010 BCV's annual Washlands to Walton Walk (part of the National Forest Walking Festival) Jun 2010 Himalayan Balsam clearance from the River Mease
   
Nov 2010 Paget School community orchard Dec 2010 Hedge-laying at entrance to Burton Mail Woodland off Watson Street
   
Feb 2011 Extracting reeds from scrapes, Branston Water Park Oct 2011 A newly-laid hedge at Broome Farm
   
Oct 2011 Apple Day at Branston Water Park Oct 2011 Reap What You Sow project, Trent Washlands
   
Nov 2011 New fruit trees and cattle-proof fencing, Trent Washlands Jan 2012 Tool talk
   
Mar 2012 Hedge-laying at Darnford Park, Lichfield Aug 2012 Hay-raking at Broad Meadow, Tamworth
   
Nov 2012 Reinstating a stream bed at Burley Brook, Allestree Park Jan 2013 New Year walk, Carver's Rocks SSSI