The IW Pond Warden Scheme was founded in 1999 and in 2013 it became a project of the Footprint Trust charity. It has received support from a number of organisations over the years including; BTCV, Environment Agency, Southern Water, West Wight Landscape Partnership, Newport Parish Council, the Southern Housing Group, Spectrum Housing and The Footprint Trust.
There are currently 100 trained pond wardens on the Island. They look after a mixture of ponds ranging from small garden ones to large lakes. The amount of work they take on is up to every individual.
The Footprint Trust are currently recruiting Pond Wardens.