ABOUT MSEP

We are a not-for profit organisation established in 2000, whose work is centred around the understanding, conservation and promotion of the estuary’s natural and historical environments.

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The partnership currently consists of the following organisations:

Elmley National Nature Reserve – An independent nature reserve and working family farm, where farming and conservation go hand in hand.

Environment Agency – An executive non-departmental public body, working to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development.

Faversham Creek Trust – An independent, non-political, not-for-profit community enterprise, whose aim is to restore Faversham Creek as a working waterway.

Kent County Council – Governs most of the county, under which are 12 district councils and around 300 town and parish councils.

Kent & Essex IFCA – Established to sustainably manage local inshore fisheries resources and protect its diverse marine environment.

Kent Police Search & Marine Unit – Focusing on counter-terrorism, the protection of critical waterside sites and tackling serious organised crime.

Kent Wildlife Trust – A leading conservation charity covering the whole of Kent and Medway. Of its 55 reserves, Oare Marshes is its principal site within the north Kent marshes area.

Kent Wildfowling & Conservation Association – Britain’s largest wildfowling club, owning and managing over 13,000 acres of land in the south and east of the country.

Medway Council – A unitary authority created in 1998, replacing Rochester-upon-Medway City Council and Gillingham Borough Council. It manages Riverside Country Park situated alongside the estuary at Lower Rainham.

Medway & Swale Boating Association – With over 4,000 members, the association was established to ‘To promote and protect boating on the tidal Medway and Swale’.

Natural England – An executive non-departmental public body, which advises the government on protecting England’s natural environment.

Peel Ports London Medway – The statutory harbour authority for the Medway and Swale.

Rochester Oyster & Floating Fishery – A working guild of free fishermen, that can trace its origins back to 1446, when Henry VI granted a Royal Charter to the ‘Bailif and Citizens of the City of Rochester’.

RSPB – The country’s largest nature conservation charity, working to promote conservation and protect wildlife. It has over 200 nature reserves across the country, including Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill on the Hoo Peninsula.

Swale Borough Council – One of 12 district authorities in Kent, its area includes the principal towns of Sittingbourne and Faversham, where it also manages Oare Gunpowder Works.

Latest Posts
  • Southern Water – Bathing Water Enhancement Programme

    Southern Water has identified the seven locations where it will work with local authorities, the Environment Agency and other organisations to identify and fix the causes of pollution preventing the bathing water from being consistently rated Excellent.  Amongst the seven locations, are the beaches at Leysdown and Minster on......

  • Coastal Guardians

    As part of the Guardians of the Deep project, we are looking to establish a network of volunteer ‘Coastal Guardians’, to be the eyes and ears of the Kent coast. Whether your interest lies in bird watching, angling, walking the dog, or simply enjoying the view,......

  • Asian hornet – DEFRA launch new app to report sightings

    DEFRA has launched a new free app, designed to make it easy for members of the public to report sightings of the Asian hornet.  Following the discovery of a nest in Gloucestershire last Autumn, there are fears that they could reappear again in the country,......