Touching the Tide is excited to be working with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on a Beachwatch project in schools.
The perfect combination?
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.
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In 2013, the damp meadows of RSPB Hollesley Marshes were transformed into a wetland paradise teeming with wildlife.
A report from this year's Touching the Tide graduate trainee Olivia Duff.
These fantabulous drop in Art Workshops at Ipswich Art School were such a great success we'll be running some more.
A fabulous day!
Our shingle beaches may seem commonplace to us here in Suffolk but shingle that is stable enough to support plants is rare.
Orford Ness Lighthouse Writing Competition winners published in Suffolk Magazine.
A new shipwreck has been found off the coast of Dunwich.
The work that Melton Primary School has been doing with Eastfeast took another fabulous step forward.
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You may remember that during the Barber’s Point archaeological dig last autumn we were excited by the discovery of this skull with symmetrical holes.
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.