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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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27th January 2017 Guardians of the Deep – HLF success

We are delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to support Guardians of the Deep, a three year project that aims to engage local communities, businesses and visitors by raising awareness of Kent's important marine habitats and promoting an active and on-going guardianship role to protect them...

18th January 2017 Draft South Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently consulting on its Draft South Marine Plan. Developed alongside stakeholders, it is a robust evidence based plan tailored to meet the economic, environmental and social needs of the south marine plan area. It highlights the need for co-existence,...

18th January 2017 Medway Council – Local Plan Consultation

Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will guide the development of Medway up to 2035. Medway is one of the largest urban areas in the south east. In 2015 its population had grown to 276,472 and this is projected to increase to 330,200 by...

6th January 2017 Microbead Consultation

Defra has recently launched a consultation, seeking views on the UK’s proposed ban on the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads (tiny plastics particles, less than 5mm in diameter) which can harm the marine environment. The consultation also seeks to gather evidence on the...

5th October 2016 Natural England – Coast Path News for North Kent

Natural England has now begun work on the creation of two new stretches of the England Coast Path in north Kent, both of which should be open in 2019. You can find details of the new section between Grain Village and Gravesend here and details of the...

21st September 2016 Asian hornet reaches the UK

The GB Non-native species secretariat confirmed this week, that an Asian hornet has been found near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Whilst the species poses no additional threat to humans, its presence could have a devastating impact on the UK's honey bee population. Visit the secretariat's website for further information. Photo © Jean...

18th August 2016 Going Abroad? Don’t bring back more than you bargained for

In recent years, the rate of new introductions of invasive freshwater species to Britain has increased dramatically. Following the 1992 creation of a canal the Danube and Rhine rivers, numerous species have spread rapidly into Western Europe. Many of these, which include the killer shrimp,...

20th May 2016 Coastal Path – Public consultation

As part of Natural England’s work on the long distance path around England’s coastline, they are holding a number of drop-in sessions this summer, in order to discuss the section of path between Grain Village and Iwade (due to open in 2018). Dates and locations are as follows: Wednesday,...

15th April 2016 Guardians of the Deep – Gap Analysis Summary Report

As part of the development work for the Guardians of the Deep HLF project, Natural Values (an independent management and environment consultancy) was commisioned to produce a gap analysis report, in order assess existing public engagement in the marine environment, identify target audiences and to undertake consultation...