River Nith Harbour Authority Trustees
The new River Nith Harbour Authority is seeking to appoint six trustees.† Please see advert here.† Closing date 14 June 2013.
The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Tidelines magazine can be downloaded here.
The Conference Page has the presentations from the 2012 Annual Conference and AGM which was held on 16 November 2012.† The full report will be added soon.
Solway Firth Partnership
Brighouse Bay BioBlitz
Saturday 8 June from 10am
The race is on to record as many species of plants and animals as possible in 24 hours.† Come and join in the fun as beginners and experts work together to identify bird and flowers, seaweeds and shells, bats and butterflies, in the varied habitats around Brighouse Bay.† If it's there, we'll record it!
Free guided walks, bookable on the day.† On arriving at Brighouse Bay Holiday Park (postcode DG6 4TS), please follow the BioBlitz signs to our base camp at the Golf and Leisure Club (Grid Ref NX628452).† The event is being run jointly by Scottish Wildlife Trust, Dumfries and Galloway ERC and the Solway Firth Partnership's Making the Most of the Coast project.
World Oceans Week 2013
Join us at our World Oceans Week celebrations at Rockcliffe (Sunday 2 June, 11am - 4 pm) and Port William (Sunday 9 June, 11am - 4 pm).† There's something for all the family: sea kayaking with Galloway Activities Centre, beach casting, rock pooling, treasure hunts and a lot more.† A "Pearls from Grit" creative writing workshop will be led by local award-winning writer, Karen Campbell.
For more information, contact Solway Firth Partnership on 01387 702162, firstname.lastname@example.org.
YES! Young E Citizens for a Sustainable European Coastline
Solway Firth Partnership would like to hear from people aged between 18 and 30 who are interested in a project exploring coastal issues, identifying local actions and communicating sustainability messages using modern technology.† We are looking for volunteers to attend a 3 week campus in France or the UK as well as 2 mentors who will also go to Italy and Greece on 2 training events.† All travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the project.
20-21 May 2013 - Italy: Alba
Environmental communication: how to build an effective information campaign?
30-31 May 2013 - Greece: Athens - Piraeus
Using new technologies for an awareness-raising campaign on the future of Europe's coastlines.
24 August - 14 September - United Kingdom: Solway Firth
Sustainable development and conservation in the Solway Firth
9-27 September 2013 - France: Cote bleue
Promoting the heritage of the Cote bleue to raise visitor awareness about the future of the coastline.
This is a great opportunity for young people from all backgrounds to learn about the wide diversity of European coastal issues and get directly involved in developing new techniques for communication.† If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in taking part please get in touch.
Boost for Local Fishing Communities
Dumfries and Galloway Fisheries Local Action Group†(FLAG) is†seeking applications for the first round of grants from the European Fisheries Fund.† The Fund offers a great opportunity to boost local economic development by supporting local businesses and communities across the region.† See here†for further information on the Fund and how to apply.
Making The Most of the Coast
The Making the Most of the Coast project will include land art, building on the regionís reputation in this field.† This photograph of local artist, Jim Buchanan, creating a labyrinth at Sandyhills on the Dumfries and Galloway coast gives an impression of the striking images this can generate.† The photograph was taken by Allan Pollok-Morris and features in the book: 'Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland' (Northfield Editions).
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