How you can help

If you are a regular visitor to these parts of Kent’s coastline, or looking for a good reason to visit the coast more often, you can help make a big difference.

Coastal Guardians will help with recording and reporting wildlife sightings, take part in beach cleans and other seaside activities, as well as reporting strandings, pollution incidents and illegal activities to the relevant authorities.

Don’t worry if you think you don’t know enough about coastal and marine wildlife. Guardians will be given full training, learning how to ID coastal birds and other coastal plants and animals, recognise illegal activities, and local Project Officers will be on hand to give advice and support in the initial stages of the project, and we hope our trained volunteers will continue their work in the future. There will be opportunities for training for those who want to improve their skills further.

Coastal Guardians will be able to stay connected to one another using a special Facebook group and through regular communication with our Project Officers. We are looking for  individuals and groups to become Coastal Guardians, who are able to spend a minimum of 2 hours per month helping in this way.

If you enjoy being on the beach or coastal paths, and want to get more involved with your local area, this is the role for you.


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Get involved

Perhaps you belong to a group that could help by linking coastal activities into your existing programme of events?

There are lots of training opportunities for those who would like to know more about marine conservation, all free of charge thanks to Heritage Lottery funding.

To find out more or to get involved, contact:
Fiona White, Marine Officer, Kent Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01622 662012


There are so many ways that you can help to protect the marine environment from your own home.


Take our quiz to find out how close you are
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Make your pledge to help Kent’s marine environment now
with our online Wish Fish.

The Wish Fish will be making an appearance at various events
throughout 2018. Check our events listings for details.


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