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The Freshwater Habitats Trust have arranged a training day at their Isle of Wight flagship ponds in Bouldnor Forest on Saturday 16th July 2016 from 11am to 3pm
Flagship Ponds are the very best of Britainís Priority Ponds: sites of national importance because of the threatened species or communities they support. The Flagship Ponds project aims to help local people and land managers protect the very special species present on these sites.
Bouldnor Forest has historical records for the Priority Species Pillwort. This plant is declining rapidly in the UK and is now restricted to just a handful of scattered locations. The Flagship Project plans to recover the Pillwort population at Bouldnor.
They will bring some Pillwort so that people can see it and talk about how they plan to recover the Pillwort on the site. Participants can do some phosphate and nitrate testing using their quick kits, and there will also be extra kits so that people can take a few away with them to use at other sites across the Island. More on water testing kits here - http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/clean-water/.
To book a place please contact
Francesca Dunn: Regional Project Officer for Southern England: People, Ponds and Water
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07703 808522
Flagship Ponds is one of three projects within Freshwater Habitats Trustís People, Ponds and water Project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. Visit the webpage for more information www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/flagship/