ShoreSearch Minehead

ShoreSearch May Survey - Helwell Bay (Watchet)

Location: Helwell Bay, Doniford Road, Watchet, TA23 0UG
National citizen science survey of intertidal habitats. This event has been fully assessed for COVID safety.

Event details

Meeting point

At the small car park - turn off Doniford Road down small lane signposted Helwell Caravan Park

Date

Time
12:00pm - 4:00pm
A static map of ShoreSearch May Survey - Helwell Bay (Watchet)

About the event

Join our team of local volunteers to carry out a seashore survey as part of an ongoing survey of intertidal habitats along the Somerset coast. The data are being collated as part of a national survey being carried out by Wildlife Trusts across the UK. You do not need to have any prior experience of ecological survey work or of seashore ecology as there will be experts on hand to assist you.  Both complete beginners and people already trained in the ShoreSearch methods are very welcome. Somerset Wildlife Trust will provide all the sampling kit, survey sheets and identification guides.

COVID Safety: The event has been adapted and fully risk assessed in the light of ongoing COVID safety guidance. You will be provided with a full safety briefing and an introduction to the survey methods by email and through access to online training resources in the days prior to the survey.

Booking

Price

FREE

Additional booking information

If you have not already done so through the ShoreSearch volunteer group, use the above email to be added to the group and to book your place on this and any other ShoreSearch events. It is essential you have booked so that we can contact you with further details or changes to plans before the survey and that all participants are fully aware of and compliant with COVID safety procedures and risk assessments. Full safety details will be provided in advance and all participants will be asked to provide their names and contact details (for ‘track and trace’ purposes) prior to attending each survey. Do not attend the event if you feel unwell or if you have been in contact with people with COVID symptoms.

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

Seashore survey work often involves negotiating uneven terrain, clambering over potentially slippery, muddy and seaweed cover rocks and boulders and wading in rock pools. Unfortunately such work is not suitable for people with limited mobility

What to bring

We will be out on often quite exposed shores for up to 4 hours often not near toilets and other facilities, You will need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing for the time of year: warm and waterproof layers, gloves, hats and scarves in the colder months or adequate sun protection in the summer - and often both! Wellington boots or stout, waterproof walking boots are required (please do not wear no shoes). Bring something to drink and refreshments to sustain you.

Contact us

Mark Ward
Contact number: 07880754750