Here’s an idea if you are thinking of a new challenge in the New Year.
This blog has featured the Wallasea Island Wild Coast project previously – you can read it here.
This is undoubtedly one of the RSPB’s most exciting projects and this post will be at the heart of telling people about it. And it will be a varied job – from talking to kids to showing MPs the project as it develops.
From the inception of the Wild Coast project, people have been at the centre of our thinking – and this post will help to build support and understanding for the work we are doing.
The Wallasea Island project is big – it’s the largest landscape restoration project in Europe, but it only forms part of the work we are doing in the Greater Thames. For decades the RSPB has been working to secure the future for the wild places of the Thames estuary. Forty years ago we were battling to prevent the construction of the Third London airport on Maplin Sands. An idea that was soundly rejected again when alternative plans appeared for the Hoo Peninsula in North Kent and still attracts attention with the so-called ‘Boris Island’ proposal in the Outer Thames.
The focus on stopping bad things happening to the Thames has changed, we’ve been proud to be involved in the Thames Gateway and we are getting on with projects to protect, enhance and restore coastal habitats around the estuary.
If you fancy blowing away the Christmas cobwebs why not visit one of our sites around the Thames. Vange Marsh in Essex, Rainham Marshes on the Greater London/Essex boarder, and Cliffe and Northward Hill in North Kent.
This post was mentioned on Twitter by Natures_Voice: Fancy working on the largest landscape restoration project in Europe? http://tinyurl.com/ye2ym9p