Somerset Wildlife Trust
The Somerset’s Brilliant Coast programme, part funded through the Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund, raises awareness of the county’s coastal wildlife and landscapes, encourages exploration and helps volunteers look after the coastline. There are many different aspects of the Project. For example, Curious Coast gets people involved in conservation through guided walks, family days and beach cleans. Meanwhile, Parish Shores motivates communities to protect the coastline through initiatives like Plastic Free Community schemes, and Wild Beach gives young people a connection with nature through activities like SeaWatch surveys. For more information, visit somersetwildlife.org.
“Berrow Conservation Group needed to develop our monitoring of wildlife. Through Brilliant Coast, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Mark Ward has helped us write an annual plan of monitoring, and arranged training and support. This work will help us to survey a variety of flora and fauna to preserve and maintain the habitat at our Local Nature Reserve, and complete surveys that link to national databases.”
Lesley Millard, local volunteer