This year’s Copeland Coastal Conference was a great success with a variety of speakers and attendees having a great day at the new Beacon Portal. Presentations covered a variety of topics from the new Lake District World Heritage Site to marine litter issues, a potential extension to the St Bees Head Heritage Coast and a pioneering food and energy positive community at Millom.
The rain also held off long enough for us to get outside to hear about an exciting new project which aims to tackle to litter issue in Whitehaven harbour with the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project aiming to be one of the first places in Britain to purchase a SeaBin.
All the presentations from the day can be found below:
We also heard from Neil Harnott of Cumbria Wildlife Trust about the Cumbria Coast Pollinator Project. If you’re interested in filling in the pollinator survey all then information can be found in a previous ‘News’ post What do you know about pollinators?
Sophie Badrick, our project officer, organised the day and also gave an update on the Heritage Coast extension proposals. A copy of the Heritage Coast report, produced by the Colourful Coast partnership and National Trust, can be downloaded from this page Heritage Coast extension
Finally, Steve Wilson from Surfers Against Sewage gave a great talk on his interest in the area. Details of future beach clean events can be found on the Cumbria Coastline Clean up facebook page