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Survey (Dart); MCS Jellyfish Survey, MCS Basking Shark Watch and Seasearch (UK-wide). (Marine Conservation Society)

  • Establishment of the Kent Coastal network representing over 80 organisations with over 125 members – this has increased awareness and improved communication between Kent’s coastal stakeholders and led to better partnership working on common issues, such as the Personal WaterCraft working group. (Kent Coastal Network)

  • Severn Estuary Forum, Severn Wonders Festival, Severn Tidings newsletter. (Severn Estuary Partnership)

  • Have an educational role in the promotion of six school resource chests and developing an marine and coastal environment educational directory. (Solway Firth Partnership)

  • Education and awareness-raising within the local and visiting community (formal and informal) of the estuarine environment, environmental and management issues – all with a view to encouraging greater understanding and active cooperation. Including; programme of guided walks and illustrated talks; range of illustrated leaflets and guides; local and national media articles – newspaper, magazine, radio and television. (South Hams District Council)

  • Wash Wide annual conference delegate attendance, circulation of biannual newsletter increasing, number of hits on website, number of enquiries for work placements/volunteering, request for information, attendance of Wash Week events, request for articles and interviews by media, attendance at partnership and theme group meetings (Wash Estuary Strategy Group)

  • Growing awareness of the partnership’s role, the complex issues facing the area and the need to tackle them e.g. Local Strategic Partnerships at district/borough and county level including relevant themes, objectives and actions through involvement and lobbying by WESG. WESG to be hosting body for elected member group for the review of The Wash Shoreline Management Plan to result in the second generation plan. (Wash Estuary Strategy Group)

  • Kent Coastal Conference: attended by over 80 delegates in 2005. (Kent Coastal Network).

Community engagement:

  • Thanet Coast Warden Scheme: over 100 residents have signed up for this voluntary scheme where people adopt their local bay or coastline to help safeguard it for future generations. Volunteers become the ‘eyes and ears’ of their chosen section of coast and can look out for wildlife, and activities which could harm the wildlife in the area. Training is available for volunteers to learn more about their coastline – wildlife identification, monitoring coastal activities and help develop links with local contacts. (Thanet Coast Project).

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