October 30, 2019

22 October. WODC continued its drive to improve river quality and held the follow up to the 2018 Water Day.

It was an event at which the EA laid a lot of strange cards on the table, WASP responded and laid some challenging slides on top, and Thames Water cancelled its p...

October 8, 2019

22 October at 10am at the WODC Wood Green Offices.

 Windrush joining the Thames. Windrush rather sadly on the right.

Link to the meeting

https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/news/oct/water-day/

WASP is presenting for 30 minutes + 15 mins questions (We will be challenging and aiming...

September 23, 2019

Down from the confluence of the Windrush and the Dikler, we continued our walk which has become such a great way to get into the detail of what is happening to our river.  The point of the photo above is that the life on the river bank was quite prolific and healthy wh...

August 19, 2019

Following on from the BBC South Today item presented by Angie Walker, WASP had to challenge the dismissive and misleading comments made by the Environment Agency.

We asked them to come up with the evidence to support their claim that all is good, based mainly it seems f...

August 19, 2019

That's tomorrow if you are reading this today! It is on Tuesday..

Talking to John Barker on The Little Show, 4 - 5pm about pollution in the Windrush and selecting a few songs to go with it.

Tune to 99.9fm or listen online at http://www.witneyradio.co.uk and hear some tal...

August 16, 2019

Moving on with our growing network of Windrush River Watchers we are doing some riverfly training at Naunton on 4th September. Start time 10 am and finish about 4.30 pm.

This is how we survey, identify and count invertebrates to indicate the health of the river. It is p...

August 11, 2019

Here are some highlights in case you have missed them.

Checking out the invertebtrates from the Blenheim lake.

BBC Countryfile Live was at Blenheim again - and thanks to the Berks Bucks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust we had a great pitch by the lake in the Wildlife Zone.

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July 11, 2019

People have been talking about the increasingly murky colour of the Windrush for years. Here is what WASP discovered in two afternoons this week. Thanks to In-Situ for loaning us the turbidity meter.

Now you want to know what this all means? Look at the red dotted lines...

June 30, 2019

The Swinbrook River Day cancelled its much loved raft race this year. The duck race still went ahead.

The organisers did not want to risk the health of the competitors who often end up in the water so swapped it for Zorbing to keep people in a protective bubble. It did,...

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