Since the start of the project in April 2008, Living Waters officers Rebecca Turpin and Alex Draper have helped to create, restore and enhance ponds in the London boroughs of Haringey, Enfield, Hounslow, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham, meaning better habitats for the capital’s wildlife.
“We are incredibly proud of the Living Waters model. We’ve replicated it in Glasgow and aim to roll it out to other urban settings,” explains Sam Taylor, Froglife’s Deputy CEO. “This project really demonstrates a need for more urban ponds for wildlife, as well as the huge interest people have in getting involved in projects to improve their local area.”
London Living Waters would not have been so successful without the help of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Biffawards, the SITA Trust, Grantscape, The Veolia Environmental Trust, Cory Environmental Trust in Britain and the Million Ponds Project as well as all the borough councils we have worked with.
All photos by Rebecca Turpin and Alex Draper