Contribute to the Million Ponds Project targets!
Anyone who can create a new clean water pond can contribute to the Million Ponds Project. We want to encourage everyone who can, to join in.
To contribute to the pond creation targets, a new pond needs to fulfill three criteria. The new pond needs
1. clean water source (groundwater or clean surface run off); and
2. to be left to colonise naturally (no plants or animals added); and
3. to be left to thrive without undue disturbance (e.g. fish or duck feeding),
To be created for one of the many pond-associated Biodiveristy Action Plan species (BAP Species).
An explanation of why these factors are so important and how to achieve them is given in Factsheet 2 of the Pond Creation Toolkit. Following these guidelines brings many benefits, not only will the ponds be very rich in wildlife throughout their lifetime, but most ponds will also be longer-lived and need less management than typical countryside ponds.
What is a pond?
A seasonal or permannent waterbosy of 1m² to hectares in surface area.
Registering your new ponds