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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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2nd March 2016 The White Drain – Drop-in Event

Along with the South East Rivers Trust, Kent Wildlife Trust and landscape artist Paul Fowler, we will be holding a drop-in event this Saturday (5th) to discuss the White Drain, near Boughton under Blean. The event is from 10.30am until 1.30pm and will take place at the...

15th February 2016 Looking after your local watercourse

Our new leaflet ‘LET’S KEEP IT CLEAR – a short guide to looking after your local watercourse’ is now available to read below. Limited paper copies are also available from us at: msep@medway.gov.uk   ...

7th February 2016 Peel Ports Consultion on Proposed Seaplane Operations

An organisation has made a request to operate a private seaplane within the estuary. The Port of Sheerness Ltd, as the Statutory Harbour Authority, is required to regulate and manage all types of operations within the Medway and Swale and therefore has produced a consultation...

21st January 2016 The Hoo Peninsula Landscape – Historic England

Historic England are very kindly offering visitors to our website, 33% discount (along with free P&P) on their new publication The Hoo Peninsula Landscape by Sarah Newsome, Edward Carpenter and Peter Kendall (rrp £14.99). Please telephone 01235 465577 or email direct.orders@marston.co.uk and quote reference number 7220160005...

19th January 2016 MCZ success for the Swale

The UK Government announced this week, that it has created a further 23 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the coast of England, including the Swale. To find out what what feaures are protected by the status download the MCZ factsheet....

6th January 2016 Medway Council’s new local plan

Medway Council is preparing a new local plan and would like your help to shape the area over the next 20 years. The first stage of consultation takes place from now until 29th February 2016. Key issues for the plan include: The best locations for new...

15th December 2015 When is a Bronze Age boat, not a Bronze Age boat?

Back in October, it was reported that a Bronze Age boat had been found in Faversham Creek.  However, careful study of the find by the renowned ancient woodworking specialist Dr Damian Goodburn has shown that the trough-shaped piece of elm around 3.2 metres long with a...

24th July 2015 Marine Mammals

The estuary is home to a number of wonderful marine mammals, including both harbour and grey seals. If you should spot one, please ensure that you follow ZSL’s Marine Mammal Code of Conduct...

30th June 2015 Mudlark 2015

The first annual edition the Mudlark is now available to read online.   ...