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Cornwall Wildlife Trust marine events now to 2 Oct

Small clingfish Cornwall Wildlife Trust is delighted to invite you to an array of wonderful water-related wildlife events taking place during 2019, all supported by South West Water.

The water company, which is a Trust Wildlife Partner, has, for the 12th consecutive year, committed to supporting a range of exciting Cornwall marine events created to inspire local people to get out and about in nature and appreciate the quality of our local wildlife and wild places. In 2018 the joint events were enjoyed by over 3000 people of all ages.

There is a host of fantastic events for the whole family to enjoy starting with ‘Spring in the Rockpools’ in Fowey on 7 April followed by the Trust’s very first ‘wildlife festival’ in May.

16th June, 10am to 12pm
The Lizard
Rockpool Safari with Wildlife Watch and Your Shore

Join Wildlife Watch & Heather Buttinvant, to see what creatures we can find. Bring sturdy beach shoes/wellies, buckets. No nets please.
Free
Booking is essential, contact wildlifewatch@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

Saturday 6th July, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Porthcothan
Wildlife Watch
Rockpool Expedition
Join Wildlife Watch & Heather Buttivant, cornishrockpools.com, for ½-mile walk through a lovely valley to a secluded rocky beach. There are hills and rocks, no toilets. Over 6s only. Bring a picnic, sturdy beach shoes/wellies and bucket. No nets please.
Free
For more info contact wildlifewatch@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

Friday 2nd August, 11.30am to 2pm
Polridmouth Near Fowey
Explore the Shore
Join marine biologists Matt Slater and Adele Morgan for a rockpool ramble in a sheltered bay with incredible diversity of marine species! Take part in a Shoresearch survey and learn fascinating facts about our amazing rockpool creatures.
Free
Book on (01872) 302251 or Shoresearch@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

Velvet crab Shoresearch Week:
Saturday 28 September Helford
Sunday 29 Polzeath
Monday 30 Looe
Tuesday 1 October Fowey
Wednesday 2 St Agnes
A great week to get involved and make a difference. Open to everyone, no experience necessary.
Help Cornwall Wildlife Trust survey the shore at a selection of Cornish beaches including 5 of Cornwall’s original Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas (VMCAs).
Free
To discover more please email shoresearch@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

Alan Hyde, Head of Community Relations at South West Water said, “It is wonderful to support a charity which provides the opportunity for children throughout Cornwall to connect with and be inspired by the natural world, especially those who may otherwise struggle to access such activities. Encouraging the next generation to care for the environment in which they live as a lasting legacy is a passion we share with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.”

Dee Reeves, Marketing and Fundraising Committee Chair for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said, “Our Wildlife Partners make an important contribution to the work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and, with South West Water, we share a common interest in the quality of our streams, rivers and sea and this is of vital importance to us all. These inspiring marine events, taking place all round Cornwall over the coming months, can only happen if we have support from the wider community, so we are delighted that South West Water is helping us promote the work we are doing to sustain our marine environment."

“Cornwall Wildlife Trust is in a unique position to engage with people of all ages, and particularly with young people, so they can experience nature first hand through our marine and family events. Thanks to Blue Planet we are all much more aware of the natural world under the water, and we have seen Cornwall featuring in the programme. We are so fortunate to live where we do as, arguably, Cornwall is home to some of the most spectacular coastline and marine habitats in the country, and partnerships such as this with South West Water go a long way to helping us protect it.”

There are many opportunities for local businesses to help Cornwall Wildlife Trust protect our county’s wonderful wildlife and wild places. To discover more visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/business or call (01872) 302264 or email serena.pettigrewjolly@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

For more information about Trust events around Cornwall, please visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on

Photo courtesy Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Small clingfish
Velvet crab

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