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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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...

31st October 2017 Medway Estuary and Swale Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Strategy

The Environment Agency is undertaking consultation on the proposed future management of the coastal flood and erosion risk in the Medway and Swale Estuary. Members of the local communities and key stakeholders are invited to public exhibitions to review the proposed options to manage the coastal...

31st October 2017 The way back to Living Seas – Wildlife Trusts report

The Wildlife Trusts has published a new report The way back to Living Seas, outlining 'new national marine strategy that revolutionises our approach to marine management and provides a blueprint to allow our seas to recover to their former abundance'. You can read the report...

13th October 2017 Government consultation on possible plastic bottle deposit return scheme

Michael Gove, the Minister for the Environment recently launched a public consultation, asking for  evidence to assist 'the Voluntary and Economic Incentives Working Group scope out the opportunities, enablers, challenges and barriers to regulatory or voluntary measures to improving the recycling of and/or reducing littering...

22nd September 2017 Microbeads ban – Draft government legislation

Following the government's announcement in 2016 (and subsequent public consultation earlier this year), that it proposed to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads, it has now published details of its draft legislation, available to view here. Under the proposals, the...

14th September 2017 Microplastic Pollution – Drinking water and sewage sludge

Two reports published recently have highlighted the ongoing serious issues around microplastics. The first Invisibles - The plastic inside us by Global Media, revealed that plastic fibres had been found in 83% of drinking water samples taken from around the world. You can read the full...

8th September 2017 The Great British Beach Clean

Alongside Swale Brough Council, we will be taking part in the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean. Come along and join us on Friday 15th September (10am - 12.30pm). Meet outside of the Little Oyster Cafe at Minster Leas on the Isle of Sheppey....

21st July 2017 Government publishes responses to microbead consultation

Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have published the summary of responses to the consultation on proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products in the...

11th July 2017 Make a Wish Fish Pledge

As part of the Guardians of the Deep HLF project we're asking people to make a 'Wish Fish' pledge, to help protect Kent's precious marine environment. If you'd like to make a pledge, head over to here and sign up. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave...