Open Meetings 2016-17
Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 7.30 pm
St Stephens Parish Centre – speaker George Horne of the EA on Fish Surveying on the Ver with an emphasis on brown trout.
Sunday 25th June 2017 at 10:00 am
You will have seen from our Chairman's Report that we will not be holding an Open Meeting in July this year. However we are leading an Orchid Walk jointly with the Friends of the Nickey Line.
Meet at the car park by the cricket pavilion on Redbourn Common. More information in the April Newsletter.
Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 7.30 pm
St Michaels - AGM - speaker to be advised.
nd February 2018 at 7.30 pm
Redbourn Village Hall Centenary Suite- speaker to be advised.
All meetings are free entrance to members and non members - If you are coming to one of our meetings please check our newsletter or the web page a few days prior to the meeting in case of any late changes. If you require directions to any of the venues please contact a committee member. (See contacts page). Although our meetings are free entry to members and non members we welcome donations towards the cost of refreshments, hall hire etc. Suggested £2 pp
Discover the River Ver for Yourself
The Discover the River Ver Project has created a series of 8 short walks following the River Ver and exploring the surrounding countryside. These were launched on the 16th May 2011 with the Deputy Mayor of St Albans joining partners and volunteers on a guided walk through St Albans encountering actors telling tails of the River and re-enacting stories from history.
New pages on the website give you a virtual tour of the routes and provides lots more, from peoples memories of the River to local history of the areas that you will explore on the walks.
There are also eight bespoke oak benches which interpret the surrounding area and provide a resting spot to enjoy the view on each of the walks. The walks use public and permissive rights of way and funding has enabled us to improve the surface, remove stiles and replace footbridges to allow for better access in popular areas.
The Discover River Ver Project Team getting up close and personal with the Ver.
The project is a partnership between the Ver Valley Society, Countryside Management Service, Hertfordshire County Council, St Albans City and District Council, local groups and the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project. It has been made possible thanks to a grant of £49,000 secured by the Countryside Management Service from the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund, £13,850 from Lafarge Aggregates Ltd and other key funding from Hertfordshire County Council, Watling Chase Community Forest, St Albans City and District Council, the Ver Valley Society and the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project. In addition a huge amount of volunteer effort has been contributed from the Ver Valley Society - a local voluntary group who have worked for many years to protect, enhance and celebrate the River Ver and its surroundings - and Countryside Management Service volunteers.
The walk leaflets are available to download or from libraries, tourist information centres and council offices.
Find out more about these maps.
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