Wallasea Wonders !

The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project have some new items on their website – including an update on what’s happening this year:

…… This summer will see the huge Crossrail tunnelling machines churn into action deep under London, and the resulting clay will be shipped to Wallasea for placement in the eastern end of the island – the part known as ‘cell one’. The design for the landscape is divided into 5 ‘cells’, roughly following the contours of the original marshland islands which existed hundreds of years ago, before enclosure by man…..
…. This lagoon should attract lots of birds when full of water and will be an extra place for us all to walk round and enjoy. Staff and volunteers will be on site at our forthcoming events over the year, available to answer any questions you might have. But in the meantime, watch the webcam for action, the blog for news and on a good day come down and see for yourself!

They also have some “Wallasea Wanders” planned:

Wallasea Wanders
Times are dictated by tides – please contact office for booking and times
Price: FREE
Booking essential

Take a Wander along the seawall with the Wallasea Birder and project volunteers. Watch the landscape change with the seasons .
And be inspired by the sheer scale of the Wild Coast on your doorstep.

Wallasea Island – meeting at the Wetlands carpark, 3/4 of a mile beyond Grapnell’s Farm yard.
Full list of dates

* Saturday 14 January 2012
* Saturday 4 February 2012
* Saturday 25 February 2012
* Friday 9 March 2012
* Monday 9 April 2012
* Sunday 6 May 2012
* Saturday 16 June 2012