What we do

Living Water

Froglife’s Living Water project is creating and restoring prime wildlife habitats in urban gardens and parks, using networks of local volunteers that focus on rejuvenating our cities’ disappearing ponds.

Launched in May 2008, initially in North London, the project soon spread to South London, Glasgow, North & South Lanarkshire, Sheffield, Towcester and Northamptonshire.

We have also recently completed work on East Wickham Open Space, East Wickham where we have created a new complex of three ponds and carried out habitat restoration and enhancement works.

Froglife Ltd secured a contract to undertake pond restoration work at Langthorne Park, Waltham Forest. This project was recently completed and wildlife is now thriving in the rejuvenated pond, which now also includes a dipping platform.


Langthorne Park - before


Langthorne Park - after

Living Water Programme aims:

  • To promote ponds and the surrounding habitat as vital habitats for the survival of amphibians and reptiles.
  • To raise awareness of city standing water habitats in parks and gardens.
  • To create and restore standing water habitats.
  • To provide advice to community groups, schools, allotment holders, friends groups etc to increase standing water habitat with a view to increase biodiversity.
  • To work with landowners, borough councils, city councils, decision makers, developers, planners and other partners.
  • To encourage standing water habitat creation in Biodiversity Action Plans and new development schemes.
  • Froglife will host and attend open days and raise awareness of the biodiversity issues facing standing water.
  • To increase suitable terrestrial habitat features for amphibians and reptiles
  • To monitor and survey chosen sites for amphibians and reptiles
  • To provide training and hands on opportunities to volunteers in practical habitat management and survey skills


Click here to find out more about Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire Living Water

Click here to find out more about Sheffield Living Waters Phase 1, Sheffield Living Waters Phase 2 and Towcester Living Water

Click here to see a map of sites worked on by the Living Water Projects.

Click here to see our Living Water Project Portfolio

living water pond
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Registered Charity No. 1093372 (in England and Wales) and SC041854 (in Scotland)
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