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The Green Blue announces a new series of free anchoring and mooring webinars

Published on: 20 January 2022

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Throughout the spring months, The Green Blue will be hosting a series of free webinars focused on sharing sustainable anchoring and mooring best practice with boaters. The webinars will be delivered as part of the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Seagrass Project led by Natural England, of which British Marine, the Royal Yachting Association and The Green Blue are partners. Other partners in the project include, Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Conservation Trust and Plymouth City Council.


The webinars aim to provide an insight into the ReMEDIES Project and raise awareness of sensitive seabed habitats like seagrass at some of the project’s five seagrass restoration sites: Essex Estuaries, Fal and Helford, Solent Maritime and Plymouth. Each of the webinars will have speakers from partner organisations in the project who have local knowledge of the environment at each of the seagrass sites.


The free guide ‘The Green Guide to Anchoring & Mooring,’ which gives details on both the ReMEDIES project and best practice mooring and anchoring, is also downloadable from The Green Blue website. Hard copies of the guide are available upon request.


Webinar Content:

  • An introduction to the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Project
  • Why protected marine habitats like seagrass and maerl are important
  • The threats to these marine habitats
  • How the recreational boating community can help to minimise impacts on these seabed habitats through:
    • anchoring, landing and launching best practice
    • the use of Advanced eco-Mooring Systems (AMS)
  • Local ReMEDIES Project work
  • Q&A

January (all to commence at 7.30pm)

Essex Estuaries 19th

Fal and Helford 20th

Solent Maritime 25th


February

Essex Estuaries 3rd

Plymouth 10th

Solent Maritime 17th


March

Fal and Helford 2nd

Plymouth 10th


You can register for all of the above webinars by visiting the Join Our Webinars page on The Green Blue website.