Introducing ReMEDIES

LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES is focusing on how sensitive seabed habitats are impacted by recreational activities. Together, our partnership aims to:

  • Reduce recreational pressures on sensitive habitats
  • Restore and protect sensitive habitats
  • Promote awareness of these habitats and their importance

ReMEDIES is funded by the EU LIFE programme and led by Natural England in partnership with The Royal Yachting Association, Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Conservation Trust and Plymouth City Council/Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum. See our Partners and Funders page for more information.

Helford River/Lewis Jefferies
Helford River/Lewis Jefferies
barge Solent 18 March 2022

England’s largest ever seagrass planting hits new milestone

£2.5m project led by Natural England has now planted seagrass across a total of 3.5 hectares of seabed. Seagrass can be as effective at storing carbon as our woodlands but UK has lost around half of its seagrass since the mid-1930s. Project partners to share expertise with marine conservation projects taking place around Europe to…

Restoration barge. Credit Jay Stone

10,000 bags of seagrass seeds to be planted at Plymouth Sound

Volunteers are busy packing 10,000 bags of seagrass seeds for planting underwater in Plymouth Sound. Research shows at least 44 per cent of the UK’s seagrass has been lost since 19361. This restoration work is part of England’s largest seagrass planting effort under the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES partnership, led by Natural England. The partnership’s restoration…

Ocean Image Bank/Michiel Vos

Plymouth’s underwater success story for COP26

Planting grass on the seabed in Plymouth is one of the UK’s green success stories being shared at COP26 in Glasgow. The ambition to take seagrass seeds from healthy underwater meadows, cultivate them in the laboratory and then plant a total of eight hectares sounds like science fiction. But already one hectare – the equivalent…

Ocean Image Bank/Liam McGuire

Seagrass species spotlight: green sea turtle

Green Turtles are not named based on their external shell colour which is usually a dappled brown shade. They are called green turtles because their fat under their skin is green from the large quantities of plant matter that they consume. 

Solent_18 March 2022

One week in the Solent

Spring finally felt like it had sprung last week as myself and a number of the ReMEDIES partnership headed down to Hampshire to plant the first of four hectares of seagrass in the Solent Restoration site.

Seedling: Ocean Conservation Trust.

Spring seagrass planting is underway

Our wonderful volunteers are back in action packing seagrass seed bags for our springtime planting effort.