Water, Wildlife & Communities – Celebratory Event

26th October 2017

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 volunteer engagement, and their contribution to water and wildlife monitoring. We will be sharing our findings on a range of projects. There will also be plenty of time for discussions and questions.

29th November 2017
(6:30pm – 9:00pm)

Diamond Room,
The Gateway,
The Gatehouse,
HP19 8FF

Free event, including wine and tasty nibbles

Booking is essential. To book your seat please email Hannah at hworker@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk 

Come hear presentations on:

The importance of clean water for wildlife

Clean water supports rich and diverse communities of freshwater plants and animals. Come along and hear more about those rare and special wetland plants and animals that depend on clean water, and why it is such a precious resource. 

Results from the Thames Water for Wildlife Project

Thousands of volunteers across the Thames region have been using quick kits to measure nutrient pollution in all types of freshwater habitats. For the first time we can unveil the fruits of their labour and reveal the map of water quality across the Thames region. Find out more about those clean water gems and where clean water can still be found in the landscape. 

Why the Thames region is special for freshwater biodiversity

The Thames Valley still has many wildlife rich, beautiful and varied freshwaters. The many tributary streams, ponds, lakes, floodplain marshes and wet meadows, are all part of an ancient wetland landscape which still provide a home for a great variety of freshwater plants and animals. Find out more about the heritage of the region and why we need to champion these freshwater habitats. 

Monitoring water quality in river catchments

Find out how the River Thame Conservation Trust has been harnessing the power of citizen science to monitor a river catchment for water quality and hear some of the results. 

Where do we go next?

Now that we have collected all this data where do we go from here? Are there special places we should focus on? How do we champion our freshwater habitats? Find out the future plans for the Freshwater Habitats Trust and River Thame Conservation Trust, and how you can contribute to the protection of the freshwater landscape.