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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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10th May 2018 Proposed Cleve Hill Solar park – Phase Two Consultation Events

Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd, who plan to build the country's largest solar park adjacent to the Swale at Graveness, have announced the dates for their phase two consultation events: Wednesday 13th June (4.30pm - 7.30pm) - Ferry House Inn, Harty Ferry Road, Harty, ME12 4BQ Thursday...

23rd April 2018 Beneath the Water – New booklet

Back in 2012, the partnership produced What's under your Boat a pocket ID guide to selected non-native invasive marine species. As part of the HLF funded Guardians of the Deep project, we have worked alongside Kent Wildlife Trust to produce Beneath the Water. This new guide...

23rd March 2018 The Water Environment Grant Scheme

Earlier this week, Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency launched a new £27million scheme, to improve England's water environment. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said, that the new Water Environment Grant scheme (which will provide £9 million each year for the next three years) "Offers...

5th March 2018 Sustainable Shores

The UK's estuaries and coasts are incredibly valuable places, not just to the wealth of wildlife they support, but also as places to live, work and relax. They can also play a huge environmental role, in helping to prevent flooding and storing carbon. However, research...

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...