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Project Seagrass – making a difference around our Island

Here’s a brilliant chance to play your part in one of the exciting conservation projects taking place here in the Isle of Wight Biosphere with our friends at Project Seagrass​.

Seagrass, the extraordinary flowering marine plant crucial to marine biodiversity is in good shape in our Biosphere waters but we’re in the global minority! The Seagrass Ocean Rescue project, funded by WWF UK​ and others, seeks to trial new methods of seed planting to support the restoration of seagrass around the UK and beyond.

There’s a March week full of opportunities to get stuck in with preparing seeds for immediate planting by the team. All the sessions take place at sponsor Liz Earle‘s HQ in Ryde and all you need do is spare us a day and tip-up in your scruffy clothes!

Click on the Eventbrite link to sign up, and contact Project Seagrass Volunteers​ and Community Co-ordinator Isabella Inman if you need any further information.

Our thanks to ARC for sharing this update.

Collecting seagrass seeds at Ryde Pier
Seagrass… the extraordinary underwater plant. Thanks to WWF UK for the fabulous photo!