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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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15th June 2018 Proposed Marine Conservation Zones – Public Consultation

Defra recently launched its public consultation for the third tranche of proposed Marince Conservation Zones, which includes a further 4 for the waters around Kent at Goodwin Sands, Swanscombe, Kentish Knock East and Foreland. The consultation closes on Friday 20th July. Defra’s consultation page is here. ...

8th June 2018 From Source to Tap: The South East Strategy for Water

Water Resources in the South East (a partnership consisting of 6 South East water companies, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, Consumer Council for Water, Natural England and Defra) recently published From Source to Tap, its strategy for the south east. Much of the region is  is officially designated...

10th May 2018 Proposed Cleve Hill Solar park – Phase Two Consultation Events

Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd, who plan to build the country's largest solar park adjacent to the Swale at Graveness, have announced the dates for their phase two consultation events: Wednesday 13th June (4.30pm - 7.30pm) - Ferry House Inn, Harty Ferry Road, Harty, ME12 4BQ Thursday...

23rd April 2018 Beneath the Water – New booklet

Back in 2012, the partnership produced What's under your Boat a pocket ID guide to selected non-native invasive marine species. As part of the HLF funded Guardians of the Deep project, we have worked alongside Kent Wildlife Trust to produce Beneath the Water. This new guide...

23rd March 2018 The Water Environment Grant Scheme

Earlier this week, Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency launched a new £27million scheme, to improve England's water environment. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said, that the new Water Environment Grant scheme (which will provide £9 million each year for the next three years) "Offers...

5th March 2018 Sustainable Shores

The UK's estuaries and coasts are incredibly valuable places, not just to the wealth of wildlife they support, but also as places to live, work and relax. They can also play a huge environmental role, in helping to prevent flooding and storing carbon. However, research...

12th January 2018 Government publishes 25 year plan to improve the environment

Yesterday, the Government published 'A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment' in which it sets out what will be done to 'improve the environment within a generation'. Below is a summary of its targets and you can read the full plan here. Clean...

9th January 2018 Flushing wipes is a major cause of UK sewer blockages

According to a new report published by Water UK (the trade body representing all of the UK's main water and sewerage companies),  non-flushable wipes made up around 93% of the material causing the sewer blockages, whilst less than 1% of the domestic waste in the blockages...

20th December 2017 Environment Agency consultation on proposed changes to its permitting charges

The Environment Agency is seeking views on its new charge proposals, developed to take effect in England in April 2018.  The new charge proposals cover: Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 Radioactive substances regulation nuclear and non-nuclear permits Marine licences Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 Control of Major...