SOWW Events

Find out about upcoming Saving Oxford’s Wetland Wildlife events


Spawn Survey – take part in our annual survey by recording your sightings of breeding frogs and toads.  The survey is running from January to May this year. Find more information and enter your sightings online on the Spawn Survey page.

Tuesday 12th March 6.30pm

Oxfordshire Fens – free talk by Dr Judy Webb –  at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, Oxford. For more information please get in touch with Francesca Dunn   Book HERE

Saturday 23rd March 2019 10am-1pm

Guided walk of ponds at Pinkhill Meadow with Penny Williams (Freshwater Habitat Trust Technical Director).  Meet at Farmoor Reservoir Thames Water car park at 10am. Email for map and directions. Book HERE

Monday 25th March 2019 6:30pm

Oxford’s Fish Communities – a free talk by Stuart Manwaring – EA Fisheries Technical Specialist – at Farmoor Village Hall. Book HERE


Oxford City Waterblitz – Clean water, free from nutrient pollution, is one of the most important drivers for healthy freshwater habitats. You can use our free, quick and simple water testing kits to discover both the true extent of pollution impacting your local ponds, streams, rivers and ditches, and to find the clean water gems. The water testing kits measure the levels of nitrate and phosphate: pollutants that pose a risk to wildlife. You can use them as part of an activity day, to learn more about sites you volunteer at, or just to discover more about your local environment. We are particularly keen to engage with schools and community groups.  Email to find out more and get involved.