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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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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...

28th June 2017 Southern Water – Bathing Water Enhancement Programme

Southern Water has identified the seven locations where it will work with local authorities, the Environment Agency and other organisations to identify and fix the causes of pollution preventing the bathing water from being consistently rated Excellent.  Amongst the seven locations, are the beaches at Leysdown and Minster on...

23rd June 2017 Coastal Guardians

As part of the Guardians of the Deep project, we are looking to establish a network of volunteer 'Coastal Guardians', to be the eyes and ears of the Kent coast. Whether your interest lies in bird watching, angling, walking the dog, or simply enjoying the view,...

19th June 2017 Asian hornet – DEFRA launch new app to report sightings

DEFRA has launched a new free app, designed to make it easy for members of the public to report sightings of the Asian hornet.  Following the discovery of a nest in Gloucestershire last Autumn, there are fears that they could reappear again in the country,...

15th June 2017 Free Trees for Schools

Trees are not only vital for our health and happiness, but planting them can also be a great way to involve children with their local environment.  Funded by Defra and delivered in partnership by Learning through Landscapes (a UK charity specialising in outdoor learning and...

15th May 2017 The Cambria Trust – Volunteers wanted

Established in 1990, the Cambria Trust is dedicated to preserving the Cambria, a wooden Thames sailing barge built at Greenhithe in 1906 and famed as the last British registered vessel to carry a commercial cargo under sail alone (until 1970). Now fully restored, the trust is looking for...