News

19th June 2018

Protecting and Connecting Stow Bedon Common

Freshwater Habitats Trust is delighted to have been awarded a grant of almost £32,000 by Biffa Award to help protect one of Norfolk’s most important yet little known freshwater sites. Stow Bedon Common in Breckland is home to over 30 natural ponds known as pingos, created over 12,000 years ago by ground-ice thawing during the […]

23rd March 2018

A clean home shouldn’t mean a dirty river

 In the New Forest, the Catchment Partnership is working to tackle and reduce the impact of phosphorus-rich wastewater on the local rivers, streams and ponds. Coming from the food we eat and the cleaning products we use, the waste water from our homes and businesses is rich in the nutrient phosphorus. This colourless chemical may not […]

22nd March 2018

Clean Water for Wildlife – The Search for Clean Water

A three year national survey comes to an end. Nearly 10,000 results were recorded by volunteers from over 7000 waterbodies across England and Wales. In the first national survey of its kind, citizen scientists were recruited to gather data about nutrient pollution from all kinds of freshwater habitats, from the tiniest trickle, pools and streams, […]

Latest news from New Forest catchment – Water News

Find out all the latest news from the New Forest Catchment Partnership in the new edition of Water News, the catchment newsletter.  New Forest – Water News (March 2018) In this edition: Survey results show River Beaulieu Catchment to be outstanding for freshwater plants and invertebrates. What’s hiding beneath those waters? – exclusive survey results […]

2nd November 2017

Isle of Wight Water Blitz – 25th Nov to 20th Dec 2017

The first ever landscape scale survey of water quality across the Island!  This November to December grab your wellies and get out testing ponds, streams, ditches and rivers across the Isle of Wight. Use quick kits to find amazing clean water gems, places free from pollution where wildlife can thrive. Join the citizen science survey […]

26th October 2017

Water, Wildlife & Communities – Celebratory Event

Join us for a celebration of citizen science action in the Thames and Thame Join the Freshwater Habitats Trust and the River Thame Conservation Trust to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the Thames Water for Wildlife Project and the River Thame Conservation Trust volunteers. The event will focus on the successes of citizen science and […]

20th October 2017

Working Together for Water and Wildlife in the New Forest

Earlier this month we brought people together to share and celebrate the varied work going on for freshwater wildlife in the New Forest The event celebrated the outstanding diversity of freshwater plants and animals of the New Forest and showcased the great work the New Forest Catchment Partnership are doing to protect it. It focused […]