Seascapes Gets The Green Light

Little terns (c) Mandy Bell

The Trust is thrilled to announce that National Lottery Heritage Funding (NLHF) has been secured for the coastline between the rivers Tyne and Tees.

Tyne to Tees, Shores and Seas or SeaScapes Partnership for short is the UK’s first marine landscape partnership scheme. It comprises a group of local, regional and national partners that work in the coastal, marine and heritage sectors. This funding will allow the development and delivery of 23 projects set to benefit our coastal heritage, the marine environment and local communities along our amazing magnesian limestone seascape.

As part of the partnership, Durham Wildlife Trust will be hosting a Marine Natural Heritage Officer. They will run a number of project events such as wildlife groups, engagement activities and citizen science programmes; developing a better understanding of our unique marine resource and securing its protection for the future. NLHF funding is additionally supporting the Trust’s wardening and monitoring of the internationally important breeding colony of little terns at Crimdon and Seaton Carew. This work is already underway with large numbers of birds returning after 2019’s successful breeding year. The future looks bright for Tyne Tees Shore to Seas.

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