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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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...

20th December 2017 Abstraction Reform – Government publish new plan

With increasing demand adding pressure to the country's supply of clean and safe water, the goverment has published its abstraction reform plan. The plan is designed to improve access to water by: preventing unsustainable abstraction by reviewing existing licences and introducing more controls to protect...

24th November 2017 Cleeve Hill, proposed Solar Farm – Public Consultation

Cleeve Hill Solar Park Ltd, is proposing to build a solar park on 890 hectares of farmland directly adjacent to the Swale, between Faversham and Seasalter. The company will be holding its first round of public consultation events in December, providing the opportunity to view...