Join in the Celebrations: National Marine Week
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So what's it all about?
Somerset Wildlife Trust is joining in the celebration of marine life, as part of National Marine Week from Saturday July 29th to Sunday 13th August, to inspire everyone to show a little love for the county’s little known, unique marine wildlife and habitats.
Somerset has nearly fifty miles of coastline which includes a variety of habitats such as sand dunes, rocky shores, tidal estuaries and the longest continual stretch of coastal deciduous woodland in England - all home to a wealth of captivating species, world class geology and fascinating history and heritage. However all this precious habitat and the wildlife that calls it home is under pressure from development, increasing tourism and climate change. National Marine Week is a chance to raise awareness of what marine life can be discovered and needs protecting in Somerset - and also to have lots of fun getting out and about on the coast!
National Marine Week is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get out explore some of Somerset’s natural coastal wonders and here's how you can:
You can join in one of our many events that are happening over August - there is something for all to enjoy.
Let us know what you get upto by sending us at tweet @SomersetWT using the #NationalMarineWeek
Also, take a look at our craft and conservation activities:
How to go eco-friendly crabbing How to build a Bottle Basking Shark
How to go Rockpooling How to make a Pond Dipping net
Get ready for the beach with one of our coastal bags!