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Sep
20
Fri
Thames WaterBlitz @ Thames Valley
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day
Thames WaterBlitz @ Thames Valley | England | United Kingdom

The Thames WaterBlitz is a free and exciting activity open to anyone within the Thames Valley (you can check if you live in the Thames catchment area by entering your postcode in our online map available at: https://ewgis.org/flinks-v1.0/). The WaterBlitz is a four-day event run by Earthwatch (https://earthwatch.org.uk/) where volunteers use water testing kits to collect as many water quality samples as possible. The aim is to get an overview of the water quality in rivers, lakes, ponds and streams throughout the Thames Valley.

This will be the ninth WaterBlitz taking place in the Thames Valley, but will be the first pan-European WaterBlitz event: Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin will all be joining for the first time this year, to help us on our mission to understand and solve water quality issues.

This autumn’s WaterBlitz will run between the 20th-23rd September and is timed to coincide with regular water quality monitoring undertaken by CEH (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology). Sampling at the same time as CEH helps to provide information from areas and water body types that would otherwise not be monitored. WaterBlitzes are also a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality. This year’s WaterBlitz is funded by Thames Water as part of its ongoing commitment to local water quality through the Community Investment Fund.

You can register for your free kit by following this link: https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/waterblitz, where you will also be able to find further information. Please feel free to help us to promote this event by forwarding the registration link or sharing the event on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WaterBlitz.

Please feel free to email us at water@earthwatch.org.uk if you have any questions.

Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The St Nic’s local produce and craft market is back! Every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm there will be stall in the little garden at the top of Stert Street (in the church if wet) selling fresh veg, local eggs, home-baked cakes and preserves, plants, seedlings and flowers.

Go early to get the best selection!

Even more important, if you have any produce to sell, you can do so at the market provided you collect the money and any unsold items promptly at 1pm, and donate 10% of the takings to St Nicolas Church funds. To join the happy band of producers, email Gilly Osborne ongho@dial.appleinter.net.

We are very happy to support this well-established venture bringing excellent, incredibly fresh local food right into the centre of town. Please help make it a success!

 

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Sep
21
Sat
Wallingford Local Producers Market
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Weekly market full of locally sourced fresh produce held every Saturday in Wallingford. Including vegetables, beer, bread, cheese and much more! Location changes weekly so please check out Facebook Page for location. https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordlocalproducersmarket/

Community Apple Pressing @ Kidlington Methodist Church
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to join in and turn Kidlington’s surplus apples and pears into delicious juice to take away at the Methodist Church Fun Day. If you have fruit you can’t use yourself, bring it along. If you don’t have fruit, just come and join the fun.
Clean empty wine bottles with screw caps would also be welcomed.
If you can’t make it this time there are other events in Sep & Oct.