A view from the coast
The funding from the Community Impact Mitigation Fund- a fund negotiated with EDF Energy to mitigate the impacts of Hinkley Point in West Somerset - has enabled us to carry out our Somerset's Brilliant Coast Project.
This three year coastal project focuses 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. Working on this Project is Community Engagement Officer Tilda Gibbs. Take a look at Tilda's blog below to find out about how this project is protecting our coastline - and how you can get involved!
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.
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!
It’s been a busy and very exciting few months doing the groundwork for the new Somerset's Brilliant Coast Project…lots of meetings and beach visits – it’s been great! Here’s a flavour of what we’ve been up to…