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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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21st September 2016 Asian hornet reaches the UK

The GB Non-native species secretariat confirmed this week, that an Asian hornet has been found near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Whilst the species poses no additional threat to humans, its presence could have a devastating impact on the UK's honey bee population. Visit the secretariat's website for further information. Photo © Jean...

18th August 2016 Going Abroad? Don’t bring back more than you bargained for

In recent years, the rate of new introductions of invasive freshwater species to Britain has increased dramatically. Following the 1992 creation of a canal the Danube and Rhine rivers, numerous species have spread rapidly into Western Europe. Many of these, which include the killer shrimp,...

20th May 2016 Coastal Path – Public consultation

As part of Natural England’s work on the long distance path around England’s coastline, they are holding a number of drop-in sessions this summer, in order to discuss the section of path between Grain Village and Iwade (due to open in 2018). Dates and locations are as follows: Wednesday,...

15th April 2016 Guardians of the Deep – Gap Analysis Summary Report

As part of the development work for the Guardians of the Deep HLF project, Natural Values (an independent management and environment consultancy) was commisioned to produce a gap analysis report, in order assess existing public engagement in the marine environment, identify target audiences and to undertake consultation...

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...