Cat Oliver, the project outreach officer for the AONB's Coastal Creatures Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund gave a project update to Coastwise members. The project is taking shape, and will focus on :-
Surveying four beaches - Westward Ho!, Lee, Croyde and Combe Martin
A variety of training for the public
Local Sea Schools
An audit of local museum collections
Encouraging volunteering and work placements for all ages
A variety of learning materials covering wildlife and natural history, and three virtual wildlife trails that will be available on the AONB website
A programme of beach cleans
Coastwise will continue its strong support and involvement, which included the very recent Croyde Bioblitz, and Jim Monroe, the project manager, gave members a review of the event , which was a huge success, after Cat's talk.
For more details, see the BioBlitz tab above, where details of the final species count will be posted when they are fully compiled soon.