Month: May 2019

Litter pick on Mawbray Banks, Sunday 12 May

Join the Solway Coast AONB staff for a litter pick and tidy up at this wonderful reserve. This is a good opportunity to contribute to looking after the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and maybe learn a little more about what makes this reserve special. A great activity for families, come for a… Read more »

Don’t miss the Archaeology Dig at Holme Cultram Abbey

The Dig is taking place on Thursday 9 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Meet in front of the Abbey Holme Cultram Abbey at Abbeytown was the largest monastic house in Cumbria and was founded by Cistercian monks from Melrose Abbey in Scotland.  The parish church is all that remains of an extensive complex. A series of… Read more »

Marine Planning Newsletter

This issue, produced by the Marine Management Organisation, includes news on the recent stakeholder engagement on policy development for the North West, North East, South West and South East Marine Plans; the recent implementation training sessions that have been carried out; and the results of our monitoring survey of the use of the East and… Read more »

‘A sense of place’: Creative Writing on a Solway Saltmarsh – Book Now!

‘A sense of place’: a creative writing workshop on a Solway saltmarsh will run on Saturday 8 June from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The saltmarshes of the Upper Solway change daily with the tides and weather, and are home to millions of minute animals, salt-tolerant plants, and thousands of feeding birds. How can we convey our… Read more »

Volunteer for the C-side Project

The C-Side Carbon Storage Project is seeking volunteers for a salt marsh survey. The NERC funded C-SIDE (Carbon Storage in Inter tidal Environments) project is looking into the importance of salt marshes in absorbing carbon dioxide to combat climate change. C-SIDE is collecting lots of soil samples from salt marshes across England, Scotland and Wales…. Read more »

Seeking a Intern for Marine Futures North West

The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to a recent graduate interested in a career in the marine environment. As an intern on the programme they will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help  direct and shape future career ambitions. This internship programme is… Read more »

October planned for Scotland’s offshore wind launch

Scotland’s new leasing round for offshore wind projects is likely to fully launch in October 2019, Crown Estate Scotland, the public body responsible for leasing Scotland’s seabed, has announced. It will be at that point that applications for developments can start to be received. There will also be a ‘pre-launch’ in the summer which will… Read more »

Pennies From Heaven? – Galloway Hydro Scheme Inspires Climate Change Exhibition

Upland artists look to historic 1930s clean power project for inspiration in the struggle to create a greener future. Pennies from Heaven? – an exhibition inspired by the historic Galloway Glens hydro scheme that explores energy, climate change and consumerism is soon to open in Dumfries. It follows a successful series of events on Saturday,… Read more »