Annual Conference & AGM, 5 April 2017
Celebrating local history, new tourism opportunities and our unique fishing heritage, the spotlight is on the Bay as the Morecambe Bay Partnership holds it’s 21st annual conference on Wednesday 5 April in Grange.
Archaeology and wildlife projects across the Bay area have been boosted by a growing brand of dedicated enthusiasts - and this conference will celebrate and showcase their work.
Morecambe Bay Partnership’s executive director, Susannah Bleakley said, “Volunteers are crucial to our work, surveying archaeological sites, collecting the oral histories of our veteran fishermen, and recording nesting waders. We’ve invested significantly in training to support our community volunteers and we’ll be reporting on a raft of successes. Alongside this will be updates on our work to develop new tourism opportunities – the electric bike network is about to launch, we’ve been developing disabled access to the countryside and creating new information for visitors, presented in innovative maps and apps.
This year Claire will tell us how she began exploring local caves as girl and became an accidental archaeologist. Kevin and David will show how we can all make a genuine contribution as a history detective. Annabelle will encourage more natural ambassadors to join us and help safeguard crucial wader roosts. We’re looking forward to hearing South Lakeland’s plans for the Grange Lido site. And, ever-popular, Jack Manning will share stories from his life fishing the sands.
Our conference brings together as diverse an array of people as you are likely to find from history buffs, and birders to local businesses, organisations and people living around the Bay – united by a shared love of the Bay. Everyone is welcome, but we do ask you to book online
as soon as possible.”
Susannah explained the energy of the Partnership’s volunteers and dedicated staff is bringing great benefits across the Bay area and asked for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to contact her.
She said: "Our heritage champions have generated invaluable information for future generations. This conference is a real celebration of achievements and opportunities and volunteers are crucial to keeping up these levels of momentum."
Contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01539 734888.