SAVE MERSEA HARBOUR

PROVIDE A HOME FOR BIRDS

SAVE MERSEA HARBOUR

SAVE OUR WILD PLANTS

Mersea Harbour is under threat from the erosion by storm wave action of Cobmarsh, Packing Marsh and Old Hall. If these natural saltmarsh wavebreaks disappear, the harbour will be exposed and eventually become unviable for moorings, oyster layings and many commercial and leisure marine activities.

There will be severe loss of habitat for vulnerable birds including the rare Little Tern as well as many animal and plant species. The harbour could disappear within the next 20-30 years. The jetty itself could be lost within 10 years!

 

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Mersea Harbour is in need of protection from natural wave erosion. The islands protecting the harbour have halved in size in the last 100 years. Larger waves now wash away the land faster, erosion is accelerating.

Without action, the jetty/causeway could be unsafe to use by 2030. Without action, there is a real risk that Mersea Harbour and many wildlife habitats will cease to exist within 70 years. We have permissions to place/recharge sands and gravel on key headlands to slow down erosion. Action is planned to start in Autumn 2021 and finish over the winter. 

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June 2020 Update

Under normal circumstances, we would be sending out a Notice of General Meeting. However since such gatherings are not currently permitted, the Trustees have decided to cancel the Annual General Meeting for the year to October 2019 as permitted by the Charity...

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