The word is really getting out there!
Spend the day in the wild at Trimley Marshes & make an impact on conservation decisions in Suffolk.
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Then we want to hear from you!
What do the remains of a squirrel and a cat, hazelnut shells, a field maple casket and a salt working settlement all have in common? They were all part of the surprising results from the 2013 excavations at Barber’s Point.
Schoolchildren in Felixstowe (aka eco-warriors!) had a unique opportunity to explore their environment at Landguard Nature Reserve.
One of our Tidal Margins art workshop participants has gone on to exhibition success.
Please look after this bird …
Then we want to hear from you! Did you take part in a Tidal Margins art workshop or a photography course with Tony Pick? Did you create something you’re proud of? Then we’d like you to submit it to the Touching the Tide exhibition.
Work has started at Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Hazlewood Marshes Nature Reserve supported by Touching the Tide.
Budding photographers learnt to maximise their camera skills over the autumn and winter months at workshops with Tony Pick in Aldeburgh.
Over 600 people took part in three days of drop-in art during the February half-term at Ipswich Museum.
A new code of conduct has been launched for outdoor field studies at Shingle Street.
Almost 40 hardy volunteers braved the January weather over 2 days to walk a field in Covehithe looking for flints, pottery and other evidence of previous human occupation.
Which Touching the Tide event will you dive into?
As well as working with Suffolk schools throughout the three years of Touching the Tide, Suffolk Wildlife Trust have also been running "Wild Beach".
Love your coast? There are lots of ways to help us look after this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Some lucky people in Dunwich got to see peat that had not seen the light of day for approximately two thousand years, the time of the Iron Age.
In 2013, the damp meadows of RSPB Hollesley Marshes were transformed into a wetland paradise teeming with wildlife.
Our shingle beaches may seem commonplace to us here in Suffolk but shingle that is stable enough to support plants is rare.
A new shipwreck has been found off the coast of Dunwich.
by Bill Jenman, Touching the Tide Project Manager. If someone asks what we’re about, I always talk about East Lane, Bawdsey.
This part of the coast was eroding rapidly, threatening two houses and the historic Martello Tower. Previously, the Government simply paid for coast defences, but by 2009 there was much less public money around so the new rock armour was partly paid for by innovative “enabling developments.” Twenty-six new houses were built in areas where they wouldn’t previously have been permitted, with the profits going to fund the new defences.
But there again…
So what do you think?
Different people (original residents, owners of the new homes, beach visitors, archaeologists) will all have a different viewpoint.
If you now understand this complexity, but still have your own view, Touching the Tide has done its job. Next time coastal change comes up, in the pub or in a formal consultation, please take part in the debate and help to shape the future of our changing coast.