The annual CWT Your Shore Conference was this year held at the beautiful Bedruthan Steps Hotel. Registration was at 9am, there was plenty of time to network with the other amazing local Cornish Marine Groups many of whom are old friends. We settled into the talks at 0930 all of which were massively inspiring – we are so lucky in Cornwall to have such an active and effective group of organisations who work so hard to protect our Oceans and raise awareness of the issues surrounding local and global marine conservation.
After the most delicious lunch and a photo opportunity out on the front lawns we met in the afternoons for seminars and workshops addressing topics such as making the most of social media and the Your Shore Beach ranger Project.
The day was wrapped up by and incredible talk by Delia Webb and Claire Wallerstein from the Cornwall Plastic Pollution Coalition. This is a group Fathoms Free are also involved, helping to lobby local business and authorities on the control of single use plastic such as balloons and the dangers of balloon releases and encouraging reusable water bottles and biodegradable food packaging.
Event Facebook page with more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/yourshore2017