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Copeland’s Coastal Conference returns for 2017

View from Candlestick to harbour (c) Chris Gomersall

[P]laces are still available for this year’s Coastal Conference which takes place on Thursday 19 October at the new Beacon Portal in Whitehaven.

Organised by Copeland Borough Council and the Colourful Coast Partnership the conference aims to bring together all the individuals and organisations that have an interest in promoting and enhancing the coast and allows people to share successes and challenges that living and working on the coast can provide.

With a packed agenda of exciting speakers, organiser and Colourful Coast Project Officer Sophie Badrick is looking forward to welcoming people to the conference: “It’s a great chance for everyone involved with the coast across Copeland to get together, learn from each other, share their knowledge and celebrate this unique stretch of coast. Copeland’s coast is constantly changing, which provides problems and opportunities. We’ve got a diverse group of speakers so I’m sure there will be some lively debates.”

St Bees North Head to South Head (c) Sophie Badrick

The day will include presentations covering the new Lake District World Heritage Site, Coepland’s marine conservation designations, community action and news of an exciting and innovative marine litter project. Sophie added: “For the first time this year we have a slot on the agenda for community updates. So, if you’d like a few minutes to highlight a project, share a problem or celebrate an achievement then this is the perfect opportunity. I’d like to encourage anyone to get in touch if they’d like to give an update on the day.”

The conference takes place at the Beacon Portal, Whitehaven, from 10 – 3.30pm on 19 October and is free to attend but places must be booked in advance. For more information or to book a place email [email protected] or search for Copeland Coastal Conference on Eventbrite.

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