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Seascape Community Event taking place in St Lawrence Bay

Published on Monday, 8th July 2024

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A two-day community event will be taking place at St Lawrence Bay on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 July.

The Seascape event will be hosted by Stone Sailing and Water Sports Clubs and Project Seagrass. It will focus on climate change and the natural environment and will offer a range of activities and talks plus opportunities to explore how to create nature-based solutions for a better, greener, safer community, protecting our landscape, coast and marine life.  

Headlining the event on Wednesday evening will be a dynamic talk on The Low Carbon Good Life by Jules Pretty. Jules is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex and is a published author on the subject, he is the host of 80 podcasts and films and writes The Climate Chronicles. He was appointed President of Essex Wildlife Trust in 2019, is Chair of the Essex Climate Action Commission and was also a trustee for WWF-UK. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Essex in 2023.  

The event will also include: 

·         Alfresco yoga  

·         Family activities with the Beach School Explorers 

·         A botanical printing workshop with eArth 

·         Information on the benefits of seagrass in the environment 

·         Talks including ‘Snakes Rock’ with Jon Greaves and ‘Community Kitchen Gardening’ with Amanda MacKenzie of the Othona Community 

·         Cycling afternoon hosted by Hadleigh Park Cycles including balance bikes and e-bike demonstrations  

·         Solar toy making with Community Energy South, and  

·         Refreshments from the Stone Sailing Club Seascape café 

Leader of Maldon District Council, Councillor Richard Siddall, said; “This event has been put together by volunteers to highlight the importance of showing nature that we care. I am delighted that the various organisations involved have come together to make this happen. 

“I am sure that the community will support this initiative to find out more about protecting and caring for our marine life.” 

Tickets are available at Eventbrite by searching St Lawrence Seascape.   

Seascape is a partnership event brought to the community by Project Seagrass, Life Recreation ReMEDIES, and Essex Wildlife Trust with support from Maldon District Council.