Just Add Water is a national campaign to encourage the public to
dig wildlife ponds, especially in urban environments. In some
areas this can counteract the enormous loss of countryside ponds
in recent years, and help local frogs, newts and other wildlife
One third of ponds are thought to have disappeared in the last
fifty years or so and of those that remain more than 80% are
thought to be in 'poor' or 'very poor' condition*.
This has had an enormous impact on wildlife, particularly
amphibians. Your efforts locally can make a big difference.
These pages outline what it takes to add a wildlife pond to your
backyard or garden. Follow the links below to find all of the
information you'll need.
If you would like to get your hands on a Just Add Water booklet
please get in touch or
download our Just Add Water PDF.
Find out more about the campaign itself and download the
Everything you need to know about size, shape, pond liners and
Tips on when to do what and how to make sure you pond is safe.
Ideas for improving the rest of your garden for amphibians and
Some of the benefits of having your own wildlife pond, or
enjoying someone else's!
If Just Add Water has helped you create your perfect pond, you
can put a pin our pond map.
*The Ponds Report 2010 (based on a 2007 study). Download from the Countryside Survey
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