Marine Natural Capital – Dumfries and Galloway

Solway Firth Partnership has been working with Dumfries and Galloway Council on the development stages of a marine natural capital project. South of Scotland Enterprise and Crown Estate Scotland funded this. We are hoping that this will lead onto a bigger pilot project, The Solway Coast and Marine Pilot Project (SCAMPP).

Currently they are looking at further development of marine natural capital in the Solway.

Initially they are exploring how coastal communities can benefit from a healthy and thriving coastal and marine environment. So, we are inviting people to input into discussions about potential investment in the region’s marine ecosystems.

Solway Coast and Marine Project (SCAMP) is a really exciting opportunity for local people to help shape a project that could, in the decades to come, transform marine ecosystems in our region for the better.

Our coastline is part of our shared natural heritage, and Solway Firth Partnership is delighted to be working with partners to give everyone in our community an opportunity to have a stake in its future.

There are three ways you can contribute to this important project.

Take the online survey. It’s open till the end of January 2024 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/solwaycoast

Book to take part in one of our ‘Walk and Talk’ workshops. Each event is led by an environment expert, and you’ll be invited to consider what you want for the future of your coastline, including what investment could mean for work, skills and business. Full details and booking for all events can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dgc-environment-team-74978610863

Keep in touch with the project by following the Solway Coast and Marine Project on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/SolwayMarine

Watch this space for more exciting news!