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Somerset Wildlife Trust Somerset’s Brilliant Coast team would like to invite residents and friends of Berrow to an informal meeting to talk about the important coastal habitats and natural history in and around the Parish. In conjunction with Berrow Conservation Volunteers.

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An afternoon family beach scavenger hunt, exploring Watchet’s fascinating West St. Beach, followed by  creating some Andy Goldsworthy inspired beach art or returning to the cosy Contains Art studios to create a memento from your adventure! 

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Spend the afternoon with Tilda Gibbs from The Somerset Wildlife Trust on Minehead beach helping to make the beach a safer haven for wildlife and more beautiful place for visitors by taking part in a family beach clean.

Minehead is associated with buckets and spades, beach games and strolling along the promenade. The bay is also a very diverse natural environment however. Lots of marine species can be found in rock pools, amongst the shingle and in the mud. Many seabirds also visit and there are wild plant communities along the top of the beach and on the coast path.

 

Recording what lives along the brilliant Somerset Coast is very important and will help us protect it in the future. During the BioBlitz we will identify as many species as possible over a 6 hour period. We will be assisted by expert naturalists. Everyone is welcome with no previous knowledge expected.

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Somerset Wildlife Trust Somerset’s Brilliant Coast team would like to invite residents and friends of Stogursey to an informal meeting to talk about the important coastal habitats and natural history in and around the Parish. The Somerset Wildlife Trust has funding to support exciting new community projects which enable local people connect to their coastline, to encourage health and well- being and to help protect nature for future generations. We need your ideas and enthusiasm! 

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Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS (or your mobile phone) to hide and seek containers (caches) with other participants in the activity. Come along to Dunster beach to discover the new caches that are being launched in the afternoon and take part in a beach clean along this beautiful stretch of coastline. There will be experienced geo-cachers on hand if you are new to geocaching.

News

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.

View from the Coast

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Welcome to a new feature for 2019!  It's called 'Say hello to...' This feature will introduce members of staff from Somerset Wildlife Trust so that you can get to know us better, the different work that our brilliant staff members do, and understand what goes on behind the scenes to protect the wildlife of Somerset! 

First up, it's Tilda - our Coastal Engagement Officer!