Monday, August 28, 2017

Guardians of the Deep @ Deal

We had our first low water beach ramble on bank holiday monday from the Pier to Walmer (well Pete's Cafe :) 

Well found about 6 different seedweeds and a smattering of shells and cuttlefish higher up. Had great fun trying to identify everything.

Our next ramble will be from Deal Pier to Sandown Castle will be on Sunday 24th September - Time to be confirmed

The Guardians of the Deep is a project of coastal stewardship initiated by the Kent Wildlife Trust. Deal With It is acting as a hub group for the stretch of coast from Sandown to Walmer Castles.

You can be a 'Guardian' by just registering at the Kent Wildlife Trust and doing a monthly report of what you find and see on our beach the link is here. Please put down Deal With It as your hub group but are very welcome to do it individually as well asjoining  our organised rambles, surveys, beach cleans and talks.

The Kent Wildlife Trust have two training sessions:

13th September - Dover - Study day 31 - Intro to Marine Wildlife 9am - 3pm
Book Tel: 01622 662012 £28 + concessions

28th September - Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory - Identifing Marine Mammals
 Led by Jon Bramley, Regional Co-ordinator for Sea Watch Foundation. This workshop will be followed by an optional boat trip to see the seals (3:30pm-5:30pm).

The cost of the identification workshop is free thanks to HLF funding, however there will be a charge for the boat trip of £20 per person (£10 for Coastal Guardians who have attended a Coastal Guardian Introduction Workshop).

To book your place, e-mail: stating if you would like to join the boat trip too.

Our next Beach Clean is Sunday 17th September 9:30am meet at Deal Pier
 Part of the Marine Conservation Society's 'Great British Beach Clean'

 We are hoping have another Introductory workshop for the Guardians in October here in Deal

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