Help to test local waterways
The 8th Thames WaterBlitz will take place on 26th to 29th April 2109. This bi-annual Citizen Science event, first launched in September 2015, involves hundreds of volunteers carrying out quick and easy to use tests for phosphates and nitrates in local ponds, lakes, ditches, springs, streams and rivers. The intensive testing done by volunteers can help identify key pollution sources or clean water spots that act as refuges for some of our special wildlife that’s more sensitive to water quality, such as the beautiful but rare fen violet.
Registration is now open for the next Thames WaterBlitz between the 26th and 29th of April. Please follow the steps on the video to register for the event and request your free Freshwater Watch kit. Don’t forgot to register before 21st April to allow time for testing kits to be posted.
If you are interested in seeing the data collected during previous WaterBlitz events and getting to know more about your local freshwater environment, please visit the Freshwater Links platform.
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Source: Wild Oxfordshire