Isle of Wight WaterBlitz (25th Nov – 20th Dec)

Take part in the citizen science survey and help to discover fantastic clean water habitats, great for wildlife, across the Isle of Wight

Clean Water test kits measure nitrate and phosphate pollution (c) David Rees Roberts

Take part in the Isle of Wight Water Blitz and help to build up a map of water quality across the island! The Water Blitz will run between the 25th November and the 20th December.

You can be part of current scientific research by using quick and simple test kits to measure the levels of two widespread pollutants, nitrate and phosphate, in the Isle of Wight’s many ponds, ditches and streams.

Newly created ponds in Bouldner Forest have clean water and offer freshwater wildlife a more secure future

The Isle of Wight is an area where we have little information on the water quality of its freshwater landscape. Yet it’s freshwater habitats, from the biggest lakes to the tiniest trickles, pools and springs, are home to a vast array of plants and animals. It only takes a little pollution to cause the loss of much of this wildlife. With increasing pressures on the freshwater landscape, it is now more important than ever to find the clean water places, those that are free of pollution.

Opening Event – 25th Nov (10am-12pm) 

Join us for an introductory talk to the Water Blitz. Find out everything you need to know before collecting your kits and heading out to test your local freshwater habitats.

• Why is clean water important for wildlife • Kit pick up
• Kit demonstration • Guidance on where you can test
• How to interpret your results

Location: Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2QR

To book and to order your kits, please email Hannah at hworker@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk


How to Video – Clean Water Kits

 

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