People like you can help protect the places we all love. There are many ways to get involved with ReMEDIES and we really value your time and enthusiasm for the work we do. Here’s an idea of how to get involved and help #SaveOurSeabed.

We will also share any upcoming volunteer opportunities on our events page, so please check regularly throughout the year to find out how you can become involved.

Volunteer diver. Photo credit Joanna Cooper
Volunteer diver/Joanna Cooper

Scuba Divers

This project will involve a huge effort in diving. We are aiming to restore 8 hectares of seagrass in Plymouth Sound and Estuaries SAC and in the Solent Maritime SAC. This will mean collecting seeds, helping with the restoration itself as well as getting involved in monitoring dives with the Seasearch project, coordinated by Marine Conservation Society. We are looking for commercially qualified divers to help us and are always interested to hear from diving conservationists who want to get involved.

Volunteering. Photo credit Ocean Conservation Trust.
Credit Ocean Conservation Trust.

Seagrass seed bag packers

If you prefer to keep your feet dry, we will be running events at set times throughout the year to pack all the seagrass seeds into little seeding units. This involves a huge amount of work which we simply cannot complete by ourselves. If you feel like being an Ocean hero and giving your time to directly aid seagrass restoration, please let us know.

Contact: esther.farrant@oceanconservationtrust.org 

The Green Blue meeting visitors at an event
Meeting visitors at an event. Image credit The Green Blue

Events and Training

ReMEDIES works with people to help improve the ways in which we all use our beautiful coastline. By delivering workshops and training to boaters and other water users, we look to change the way we all behave in ways that help protect the seabed. If you are a passionate communicator and want to help spread the word, let us know. We have materials and ideas to help show people the wonders under the waves and how to look after them.

Contact: Kate.Fortnam@rya.org.uk

Volunteering, Wrabness. Credit Rachel Langley
Wrabness. Credit Rachel Langley

Recreational activity observations

Help ReMEDIES and Essex Wildlife Trust collect information on recreational activities in historic and current seagrass habitat locations throughout Essex. Volunteers are trained to collect information including weather conditions, intertidal recreational use, boating activity, macroalgae/seagrass presence, and wildlife interactions and disturbance. Seagrass habitats in Essex are currently in unfavourable condition at only 2 per cent of their historic maximum extents. Better understanding of the pressures they face will help us mitigate impacts and move towards a favourable condition while allowing a synergy between humans and the natural environment. Our observations are completed for 2021. We will resume in summer 2022 and will share details of how to get involved nearer the time.