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Record numbers go wild on Wallasea
Hot on the heels of our official VIP launch, our third annual Wild Coast Weekend drew record numbers of visitors from near and far. As Saturday dawned hot and sunny, three times the previous year's number of people explored the island on bike, bus or boot. A choice of activities kept families...
25 Sep 2012
Wallasea Island Wild Coast Weekend 2012: Come and see what all the fuss is about.
With the new Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, officially launching the construction of Wallasea Island yesterday, we are now inviting members of the public and the local community to come and celebrate. The Wild Coast Weekend takes place on the 22 and 23 September and is totally free! For the...
19 Sep 2012
two of the cyclists who enjoyed their circuit round our bounds
26 Mar 2012
St Patrick's Day ( March 17) turned out to be what the Irish refer to as a 'soft' day, but it didn't deter the entrants to our Wallathon 2012! Our invitation to walk the bounds of RSPB Wallasea went out in all the local papers and on BBC Radio Essex and the enthusiasm with which this...
22 Mar 2012
Wallasea Events 2012
As I look out of my office window, across the river to Burnham-on-Crouch, it looks like a Spring day - sun shining, grass green and a male blackbird rather hopefully chasing a female around the farmyard. Yes, the sap is rising unseasonable early and signs of a new season are all around us! With this...
13 Jan 2012
Wild Weekend and World War memories
Hundreds of people discovered the Wild Coast of Wallasea Island for the first time this weekend. Families arrived with granny and the dog and the children ran free or went on a safari to the Far East! Despite poor weather forecasts, the driest part of England lived up to its reputation and visitors were...
20 Sep 2011
Mountain Climbing - in Essex?
So you thought our end of Essex was flat and featureless? Well, last saturday we invited visitors to walk, climb or bus their way round the Wild Coast project site and those with a head for heights could get a birds' eye view from the top of the climbing wall! Thankfully, the weather gods were...
4 Aug 2011
Canoeists stop traffic in Essex...
Were you one of those driving over the causeway to Wallasea Island last Sunday lunchtime? You may have been bemused by the sight of RSPB staff, volunteers and what looked like a paparazzi scrum on the side of the marsh and a group of canoeists hauling up at the edge of the road. Excitement built as...
24 Mar 2011
Dreams of an environmental education centre...
Well we may have a way to go, but dreams cost nothing! This week our plans to develop youth and education work as part of the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project took a small, baby step forward. Two shiny new Wallasea volunteers with teaching experience will soon join staff from the South Essex Marshes...
17 Mar 2011
Wild Events in Store
Good grief its February already! No sooner have we heaved a sigh of relief that one year's events are complete, but here we go again - its time to plan for the year ahead. Our first event proved a runaway success, with demand for places on Something Wild and Wonderfowl soon outstripping capacity...
10 Feb 2011
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