June 15, 2019

A room full of people arrived at the Warwick Hall on Thursday afternoon for the WASP presentation for the Burford Festival. The Festival organisers had to move us to a bigger venue at the very nicely set up Warwick Hall, to fit in the audience in on a wet Thursday afte...

June 14, 2019

No I am not standing in it! But yes, it had the very distinctive smell of sewage running rapidly downstream and away from me. 

On Friday, we were in the area and, because of the heavy rain, decided to have a look for the well hidden outfall pipe from the ditches in the...

June 12, 2019

Can England’s water companies clean up its dirty rivers?

The FT is behind a paywall, but if you type the sentence above into Google, it seems to work...

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June 1, 2019

Sorry but you don't have a choice. We take clean water from our springs and rivers, use it in our homes and industries (drink very little of it) add an array of cleaning and laundry chemicals, hormones, bodily fluids and drugs like antibiotics, which largely pass thrio...

May 27, 2019

A fun day out raising awareness and some funds to support the WASP campaign. Swinbrook Cricket Club, alongside the Windrush.

Opens 1230pm on Saturday 8th June.

Cricket 2pm to 6.30pm with a break at 4pm

A fun and friendly match. We are also inviting our supporters and frie...

May 17, 2019

Having passed through bustling Bourton on the Water and Birdland the river emerges into open countryside again.

Here she passes the infamous ''Land Treatment Area'' which featured with us in BBC Countryfile last year.

Someone has had our Youtube Channel clip of that take...

May 10, 2019

Down below the cress beds where we left off and the woods below, the river takes on some tight curves for which the Windrush is renowned. 

Clear and lush. Fish darting here and there, too fast for my camera skills and many more than I have seen up to this point. Some ba...

May 3, 2019

The Windrush rolls down from Naunton and although most of the ranunculus disappears, the invertebrate life is very good and turning over a rock will often be a delight

Plenty of caddis, flat bodied nymphs the size of lobsters (OK I exaggerate a little), shrimps and oliv...

April 26, 2019

According to Earthwatch which runs the Thames Water Blitz coming up again this weekend, phosphate levels between 0.05 milligrammes per litre and 0.10 mg/l  indicate moderate pollution and over 0.10 mg/l indicates high levels of pollution.

 Below Naunton STW on 17 April....

April 18, 2019

Moving down through the village the river skirts the back of a few houses and follows a course carved by man, many years ago, away from the natural channel. We found a lot of invertebrate life without trying.

 Just turning over a rock was enough to reveal loads of flat...

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