It's that time again.
We had a meeting of the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project's Local Liaison Group on 24 July. See notes attached and see the blog below for details and reasoning behind this post.
Please note that we are holding our 5th annual Wallasea celebration event - One Wild Day at Wallasea - on 29 September. Further details to follow very soon.
RSPB Wallasea Island Project Manager
The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project Local Liaison Group draws together members of key groups in the local community. The six-mionthly meetings are used to inform members of progress and to discuss/resolve any significant issues. The constitution of the group is dicated by our planning permission from Essex County Council.
We agreed at the last meeting that the notes should be available to a wider audeince, hence this blog with the output from the 27 February meeting attached.
Chris Tyas - RSPB Wallasea Island Project Manager
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 busy, including the wildlife safari trail, creative crafts and close up viewing of lizards, caught on the island that day by our ecologists. Minibuses took the adventurous to the Far East to see the construction site and once they had worked up an appetite walking the seawall, locally-sourced hog roast and real ale went down a treat, or a trip to the W.I tea tent provided home made cake and refreshments. Our favourite musicians played all afternoon, providing the perfect excuse to laze about in the sunshine outside the marquees.Unfortunately Sunday saw the contrasting arrival of Autumn, with strong winds and cloudy skies. But the RSPB crowds are a hardy bunch and hundreds more visitors turned up - many returning from the first day as they'd had such a good time! To see some pictures of the day check out our Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/rspb_wallasea_island_wild_coast_project/sets/
If you missed out this time, our Wallasea wanders guided walks are about to start a new season. So if you'd like to hear about what we are doing on Wallasea and have a look at the birds coming through details are available on our webpages at www.rspb.org.uk/wallasea