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Wallasea Island Wild Coast project

Wallasea Island Wild Coast project
Conservation for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK!
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  • Blog Post: More visitors at Wallasea!

    We’ve had an increase in visitors the last few weeks, both human and avian... Short-eared owl by Russell Sherriff Many visitors to the reserve have come to catch some great views of the hen harriers, marsh harriers and short-eared owls that are hunting across the reserve daily. Some have...
  • Blog Post: Spring arrives.....

    Spring has definitely arrived at Wallasea Island. Skylarks are singing and peacock butterflies are flying. The warm weather is encouraging hibernating animals to venture out, flowers to appear and insects to fly. The better weather is also meaning that work is now continuing apace with our re-creation...
  • Blog Post: Wallasea-Henge emerges from the marsh

    For a long time now we've been waiting for some visible evidence of construction on our island. Not something most people would hanker after, I guess, but for us it means that 'Europe's largest intertidal habitat creation project' is finally underway! So it is with glee that I can now...
  • Blog Post: Thunderbirds are go!

    Any of you who have been watching the Wild Coast Project for a while, may by now be wondering when something BIG is really going to happen - and who can blame you , as it's been talked about for around ten years so far!! So today, as the sun is shining and corn buntings appear to have decided it's...
  • Blog Post: Wallasea starts work for 2016

    In stark contrast to the mountain bike excitement at the Hadleigh Olympic venue , Wallasea was a calm haven in the summer sunshine this weekend. However, this time of year is always tinged with a little sadness for me, as the vast crop fields are harvested and the buzz of insects and chirp of the corn...
  • Blog Post: Hello Buoys!

    Travellers on the River Crouch may have noticed some new additions to the scenery around Wallasea Island - some rather shiny and colourful new navigational buoys. In preparation for the new shipping trade to the Wallasea Wild Coast project, Crouch Harbour Authority, with support and assistance from London's...
  • Blog Post: Cranes arrive on Wallasea!

    This week the Wild Coast project has cranked into action, with the arrival of Crossrail's appointed contractors Bam Nuttall.Bam Nuttall were awarded the contract to construct an unloading facility on Wallasea Island so that excavated material from the Crossrail tunnels in central London will be transported...
  • Blog Post: Pontoon Floats In

    At last! A window in the awful weather allowed the contractors to tug the first half of our unloading facility pontoon into place this morning. It was a bit of a foggy, 'soft' morning fo photos but it was great to see the dark shape coming up the River Crouch out of the mists. Two 76 metre...