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Guardians of the Deep – KWF Crowdfunding Appeal – deadline 4th August

Kent has 350 miles of coast – the longest of any county, but marine wildlife is suffering, often because it is not as visible as wildlife on land. The Kent Wildlife Trust’s project, Guardians of the Deep, will create a network of volunteer Coastal Guardians keeping a watch over the coastline near where they live, turn swimming pools into undersea wonderlands and teach children how to snorkel, take school groups and youth groups to the beach and get them finding out about all the amazing wildlife that lives beneath our seas, and get people out and involved in all sorts of seashore surveys.

The KWT need to raise £20,000 from this appeal to gain funding for the first year, out of a total of £82,000 for the entire three years – this will in turn release £450,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding. This means that for every £10 the public contributes, the project will receive another £53.90. However, there are only 6 days left to donate.

If you are interesting in this project and potentially donating to it, here is the link to the crowdfunding page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/guardians-of-the-deep

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Punt made by town’s unemployed is launched in Faversham

From The Canterbury Times Punt for website A GROUP set up to help clean Faversham’s waterways has launched a punt made by local people seeking work. The Friends of Westbrook and Stonebridge Pond was set up in October 2013 in order to clear the water of litter. It has continued to expand since then and last year received grants from councillors to help with removing large items and trees. As part of an unemployment scheme in Faversham, a two-man punt was built with the help of boat-builder Alan Thorne in the Purifier Building. Continue reading Punt made by town’s unemployed is launched in Faversham

Westbrook stream running freely after year of hard work

From the Canterbury Times

A FAVERSHAM volunteer says the water in Westbrook Stream is “running freely for the first time in a long time” after more than a year of hard work.

Mum-of-two Anna Stonor began organising group stream cleans last year and now regularly has at least 20 people helping out.

Despite the cold weather around 30 volunteers turned up at the last clean on Sunday, November 16.

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Westbrook Stream cleaners get grant funding

From the Canterbury Times

VOLUNTEERS clearing Faversham’s waters have removed a lawnmower, clothes dryer and carpets from the water.

The Friends of Westbrook Stream began meeting last October to clear litter in the stream and Stonebridge Pond.

Other items collected on their last clean-up on April 6 included suitcases, crates and 40 bags of rubbish.

Contractors from Swale Borough Council (SBC) collected everything the group recovered.

They have now received funding from local councillors to continue with larger projects.

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