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Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring has sprung and we have lots of exciting plans for the coming months, so please check our website for upcoming events and spring into action, we have many volunteering opportunities and enthusiastic friends and newcomers are always welcome. 

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who came along to our Annual Conference. It was another great day with facinating presentations and about 100 attendees. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. 

We are very excited to announce a new programme of community-based art commissions celebrating the unique fishing heritage of Morecambe Bay entitled ‘Catching Tales’. Since 2015 we have been working with volunteers to collect and record the personal memories of the Bay’s fishing communities, past and present. This fascinating archive captures everything from the skills and changing industry techniques, to a snap shot of the social history of fishing families  and their own reflections about life lived on the edge of Bay. To find out more, viist our website. 

Together with partners, we are working hard to identify and open up walking routes to those with mobility challenges. By early summer we hope to have identified 2 all-terrain mobility scooter routes and 3 additional 'miles without styles' type routes. Opening up access to our stunning coastal countryside. We will keep you posted!

Boosting the Bay's Economy 

Together with SLDC, we are establishing a new Coastal Community Team to help shape a bright future for the area. Having spoken to lots of people interested in the economic future of the Bay, we have drafted a plan to help unlock the economic potential of the area.

Big ambitions are emerging to help support jobs and growth, building on our stunning natural, historic and cultural assets, developing a sustainable visitor economy, improving liveability and managing the things that make the area special.

We will be seeking views from local communities and businesses on the draft plan in June. To find out more, please contact Jenny Wain.

The Bird of the Bay

The vast numbers of birds we see on the coast in the autumn and winter are a familiar sight. They make the Bay unique and we want to conserve those special places where the birds gather at high tide. However, in recent years, numbers have declined.

Please join us for an evening to hear about our recent work helping to conserve the Bay’s birds. Find out what you can do to help.

We will be sharing ideas about how best to raise awareness. Some are what you might expect and others, a little more quirky! Help us to develop those ideas further. We are hosting two information sharing evenings. 
Book here for Lancaster
Book here for Barrow-in-Furness 

The Military Heritage of Morecambe Bay

Learn more about our facinating military landscape and historic sites around the Bay?  

Join us, Dr Sam Edwards and Dr Ben Edwards from the Dept. of History, Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Booking essential

Half Term Fun – Sound Walks at Roudsea Nature Reserve

Try something new for the half term. Field recording meets silent disco! Hear the weird and wonderful hidden sounds of nature on land and underwater. 

Fun for all the family. 

Booking essential

New Heritage Skills Training Programme - 2017

Caring for historic objects. (Led by Lancashire Conservation Studios)
Book here

LIDAR, Aerial Surveying and Using Drones (Led by experts from Historic England)
Book here