September 7th, 2012 |
A Lot Going On At Wallasea Island
There’s a lot going at Wallasea Island.
Remember this is a conservation project on a scale never before attempted in the UK….
It deserves to be better known!
The teams from four McDonalds’ branches in Southend are usually better known for their burger sales, but this week came along on a litter pick very different from those they are used to. Following on from our successful Shoreline Scavenge last year, we invited them to come along and help us clear the shores of some of the flotsam and jetsam that washes up with every tide.
Many thanks to the council staff who brought the truck along to take away that which could not be used on site and we look forward to working with you all again on another project soon. Maybe you’ll bring the picnic next time?
Also last month the first cargo of material from the Crossrail Project arrived by ship.
On September 22nd and 23rd, they have a Wild Coast Weekend:
Wild Coast Weekend
Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September
11am to 5pm
A celebration of the rich heritage of Wallasea Island for all the family.
You can escape to the edges of the Wild Coast for a breath of fresh air and a look at a reserve in the making.
Then savour the best of local food and drink, relax to the sounds of some of Essex’s finest musicians, and marvel at the skills of traditional craftsmen of the area.
There’s room for everyone and something of interest for all the family.
And on the following weekend, they have guided walks:
Saturday 29 September 2012
Times are dictated by tides – please contact office for booking and times
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.