15th October

TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014

Coastwatch Europe's international coordinator, Karin Dubsky, is asking elected representatives to participate in the annual Coastwatch survey "to better appreciate the values of our coastal rim and the issues faced by local communities", ahead of the awaited publication of the General Scheme of the Maritime Area Foreshore (Amendment) Bill.

Coastwatch survey

Coastwatch and citlops training for local school group at the Tralee Wetland Centre with Dr Dave McCormick

Participants are invited to take one or more 500m long survey walks at low tide and to complete a short audit (type of shore, values; uses; stream entries, key wildlife and habitats; invasive alien species; litter and threats).

Coastwatch is making a special call for audits of seagrass Zostera marina (grass that grows in tidal channels and in the shallow sublittoral, and Zostera noltii, a small intertidal mudflat dwelling grass.)

Audits can then be recorded on the Coastwatch Map (www.coastwatch.org) by choosing a survey area and clicking on a blue or white survey unit line which turns red and registers an ID code. 

Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Karin Dubsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  086 8111 684.

The survey officially closes on October 15 but audits will be accepted until October 22.

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