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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28th November 2018 Beach clean – Cancellation

Please note that the beach clean (Kingsferry Bridge foreshore) planned for Thursday 29th November, has been cancelled due to the forecast of bad weather. Apologies to anyone intending to come along, but we will reshedule the event for the early part of 2019....

18th September 2018 The Restoration of Raybel, a Thames Sailing Barge

Built in 1920 at Milton Creek, the Raybel carried cargos between London, the east coast ports and the near continent for over 50 years. Today, the boat's owner Raybel Charters Community Interest Company is looking to restore the barge back at the very creek from where it...

17th August 2018 Discover the Sheppey Shoreline – New Publication

Thanks to the generous support of Queenborough Fishery Trust and Swale Borough Council, we have published a new guide to some of the wildlife that can be found on the Isle of Sheppey's beaches. You can  read the guide here or pick up a copy...

6th July 2018 Working Together – Environment Agency Consultation

In February 2016, the Environment Agency published its latest River Basin Management Plans. The plans outlined the actions needed to protect and improve the water environment. As part of the agency's review of the plans, it has launched its first phase of public consultation, seeking views on: ...

23rd June 2018 Sheppey Shorelines – July 2018

Thanks to the generous support of the Queenborough Fishery Trust, we will be hosting a weekend of events to celebrate the Isle of Sheppey's coastline, together with the publication our new family guide to its foreshore. All events are FREE.   Programme Friday 20thJuly Warden Beach Clean – Join...

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...