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WWT Warden, Alys Laver, is the warden at Steart Marshes. This lively talk covers the reasons for its development and takes a look at the wildlife that is now present at the site.

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A talk about Somerset's coast and countyrside, by Ian Clemmett, Ranger for the National Trust on Somerset Coast and Countryside.

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Nigel Phillips, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Ambassador, will present this talk primarily about the wonderful wildlife on Somerset’s coast but will also share his knowledge of other great coastal places close by.

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MARINElife is a UK-based charity established to coordinate and develop a growing portfolio of global cetacean and seabird research and monitoring projects. Rick Morris, the current chair of the organisation, will talk about its work.

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This event is now fully booked, we are sorry for any disapointment. However, there will be lots more coastal events, so please keep checking this webpage for more information. Come along and celebrate National Marine Week. Meet colourful crabs, amazing anemones and other critters living in the rockpools at Helwell Bay. All equipment will be provided and experts will be on hand to help you identify what you find. . Please wear wellies and bring weather appropriate gear and water to drink

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A visit to explore Somerset’s Brilliant Coast and look a the wildlife that is exposed at one of the lowest tides of the year. We shall be accompanied by Rebecca MacDonald on our journey to the low tide line.

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Untitled design (12)1st August 2018- Somerset Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that it is able to start a vital piece of its coastal conservation programme following it securing funds from the Community Impact Mitigation Fund, negotiated with EDF Energy as part of a wider mitigation package for the site preparation works at Hinkley Point in West Somerset. The funds will enable the Trust to carry out a three year coastal project focusing on connecting people who live, visit and work on the coast with our stunning coastline – a place that has been little explored, valued or understood to date

20180628 11350328th June - Berrow and Brean Beaches were given a deep clean on Thursday [28 June] as volunteers from Southern Co-op were out in force with Somerset Wildlife Trust. The Somerset beach was the second of five to be overhauled as Southern Co-op have planned a series of beach cleans across the south as part of Co-operatives Fortnight.

Wildlife Trusts’ report highlights six key challenges to be addressed before the UK leaves the EU to ensure our living seas are given the protection they need

ringed ploversnippedA recent report by the Wildlife Trusts, The Way Back to Living Seas, sets out a vision for our marine environment post Brexit. Somerset Wildlife Trust’s programme of work on the county’s 47 mile long coast, involving and inspiring people to learn about and protect this precious habitat alongside vital survey work is key to protecting our coastal future.

HermitCrabNigel Phillips 25th July 2017 - Somerset Wildlife Trust is joining the celebration of marine life that will be taking place across the UK from Saturday July 29th to Sunday 13th August, as part of National Marine Week, to inspire everyone to show a little love for the county’s little known, unique marine wildlife and habitats.