Kent Wildlife Trust runs regular survey events throughout the year when we visit selected intertidal sites around the coast and record all the species and habitats we find. These are ideal for people who would like to learn more about the plants and animals that live on our shores and contribute to collecting important information about the distribution of species.
You don’t need to have any previous experience or knowledge, just enthusiasm and a pair of wellies!
The non-native Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) is frequently encountered around the Kent coast. This non-native species can settle in dense aggregations, excluding other species.
A successful control programme has been running in Thanet for the past few years and as part of Guardians of the Deep we will be establishing a team of volunteers to help control the spread of these oysters further along the north Kent coast. If you would like to know more and how to get involved email us.
How to get involved
Anyone can become a Citizen Scientist. Check out our upcoming events page for workshops and training events. If you can’t make an event, but still would like to help, why not carry out your own walk-over survey. Download the form below.
There are so many ways that you can help to protect the marine environment from your own home.
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