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On 7th October 2020 we successfully raised £18,250 with 298 supporters in 42 days

We're bringing back our native water voles to the Hogsmill River, to restore this vital habitat and rewild this catchment of the Thames.

by Lucas A Ruzo in Surbiton, England, United Kingdom

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Leo Thorncroft 6th October 2020

Only found out about this initiative today from a poster, am v happy to support it and I wish you all the best luck. It would be lovely to have these animals around so local!

SALLY ANN TOPPING 6th October 2020

25 years ago I used to see water voles near the Bonesgate stream which flows into the Hogsmill on a regular basis but I haven't seen any in recent years. It would be fantastic to see them return.

Caroline Shah 6th October 2020

The Hogsmill River is a rare chalk stream. This is a wonderful initiative and will help enrich nature and biodiversity in Kingston. It will help in our fight to protect the Hogsmill on a wider basis

Cllr. Anita Schaper 5th October 2020

Many thanks to everyone involved in this initiative. Such a charming creature, and it would be fantastic to bring such a rare & endangered water vole back to the Hogsmill river.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Water Vole Guardian Certificate

A digital certificate with your name on it showing your support for the project as one of the newest members of the Water Vole Guardians and your name on the official thank you page!

£20 or more

Groovy Water Vole Face Covering

A water vole face covering made from recycled polyester & cotton bed sheets and detailed with our endearing #GetInVoled project logo!

£50 or more

Water Vole Guardian T-Shirt

One of our fab water vole t-shirts with the #GetInVoled water vole project logo - designs COMING SOON!

£100 or more

9 of 200 claimed

Name a Water Vole & Get a T-Shirt

Get one of our gorgeous water vole t-shirts and the chance to name one of the released water voles after you, your friends or loved ones or another name of your choice!

£500 or more

2 of 15 claimed

Private Guided Tour of Project + Other Goodies

Two water vole t-shirts for friends and family, water vole named after you or name of your choice, and an in-person talk about the project and tour of the Hogsmill with our water vole project team.

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