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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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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...

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...

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...

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...