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Events

Somerset Wildlife Trust and Plastic Free Minehead & West Somerset are leading a Beach Clean at Minehead as part of the Marine Conservation Society National Beach Clean weekend. 

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Surfers Against Sewage, Plastic Free Minehead & West Somerset and Somerset Wildlife Trust are leading a Beach Clean at Minehead as part of the SAS Big Autumn Beach Clean. 

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This event is now FULLY BOOKED. However, there will potentially be another date in November. If you would be interested in this please email Mark Ward at mark.ward@somersetwildlife.org for more information.

Training in how to carry out The Wildlife Trust’s ShoreSearch citizen science project. It will enable you to assist with ecological surveys of Somerset shores with the aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust staff and other local experts. 

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Training in how to carry out The Wildlife Trust’s Shoresearch citizen science project. Find out more here. It will enable you to assist with ecological surveys of Somerset shores with the aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust staff and other local experts. A series of surveys are planned along the Somerset Coast in the 12 month period after this training. The session will start in the National Trust Café at Brean Down (upstairs) with an introduction at the Shoresearch protocol and some basic identification skills practice. This will be followed by putting the survey methods into practice on the seashore at Brean Down.

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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

knot Our Coastal Ambassador Nigel Phillips explains the vast journeys that winter waders such as Knot make in order to feed on the mudflats of Bridgwater Bay, and how important Somerset's coast is in supporting these birds as a vital feeding ground and winter home. 

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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!