21 Mar Grant awarded for Pembrokeshire environmental training days
Grant awarded for Pembrokeshire environmental training days
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) has been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Community Fund, which will contribute towards a series of environmental training days which will be held around Pembrokeshire over the coming months.
PCF will be hosting a series of environmental training days as part of their Pembrokeshire Marine Code project, starting with a geology training day at the end of March. The Marine Code aims to protect Pembrokeshire’s amazing wildlife and teaches people how to enjoy nature responsibly. These events will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Pembrokeshire coast and will be free to attend thanks to the £5,000 granted by the National Lottery Community Fund. They will also highlight the use of the Pembrokeshire Marine Code App which can be used to identify and record local wildlife and invasive species.
Alec Denny, Project Coordinator at PCF commented, “We are delighted to receive a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. It is exciting to be able to continue engaging with the local community and encourage citizen science through the Marine Code App, providing the opportunity to spread the Marine Code message to a wider audience.”
The Pembrokeshire Marine Code is unique in its approach by mapping sensitive areas to wildlife and has been developed by PCF with conservation bodies, tour boat operators and activity providers, providing guidance on how to avoid disturbance. The Marine Code is recognised as best practice and the principles have vast potential to be applied across Wales. The app is free to download and is being used to provide much needed wildlife records to the local biodiversity records centre, increasing sustainable coastal recreation.