News

26th July 2019

Stow Bedon Conservation Weekend 7-8 September 2019

Following in from the work carried out over the last four years at Stow Bedon Common, one of our Flagship Pond sites in Norfolk, we have received further funding from Anglian Water to continue the good work. We are keen to help establish a volunteer group on the site and have organised a ‘Conservation Weekend’ […]

7th November 2018

Saving Oxford’s Wetland Wildlife

Local Oxford charity Freshwater Habitats Trust is making the most of opportunities with the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme to save Oxford’s wetland wildlife Freshwater Habitats Trust has launched a new three year project called Saving Oxfords Wetland Wildlife to help local people become directly involved in conserving the rare and varied freshwater wildlife found in […]

25th October 2018

Pond Life Calendar

A new calendar featuring fabulous pond life is now available, and a donation is made to Freshwater Habitats Trust with every sale Pond Man, who shares his close up shots of pond wildlife on Twitter and Facebook, has put together a calendar featuring his awesome photos. Pond Man is collecting orders now, and if there are […]

11th October 2018

PhD on pond eDNA available

A PhD opportunity using eDNA to better understand pond wildlife is available Work with us, Cardiff University and CEH Wallingford on some of the best pond sites in the country to help us better understand connectivity between ponds using state of the art eDNA techniques. “Using environmental DNA to understand the role of connectivity in […]

13th September 2018

We’re hiring! Are you our new Office Manager?

We are looking for an enthusiastic administration professional with an eye for detail and willingness to be involved with a variety of areas from HR and H&S to Accounts support and organising events, plus other communications inputs. The job will provide an outstanding opportunity for an experienced office manager to help make a real difference […]

19th June 2018

Protecting and Connecting Stow Bedon Common: June 2018

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 […]