FRIENDS OF TIDE MILLS APRIL CLEAR-UP AND REPORT
April 18 2016.
Jim Skinner reports:
In glorious weather 21 Friends of Tide Mills completed the April meeting and clear-up yesterday. We were very pleased to welcome two visitors from Yorkshire and four members of the local surfing community; all very much enjoying their time with us.
We continue to make progress in the battle to clear the litter from the winter storms. This is in no small part due to both our efforts and, as importantly, others who take it on themselves to help clear litter when they visit this special place. If everyone took home, or binned, just one piece of litter whenever they visit, what a continuous and significant difference this would make. To those who do, good on you, and many thanks indeed.
We collected 21 sacks worth of rubbish this time, plus a few larger items.
The vegetated shingle plants are now starting to emerge. In a few weeks they will be in full flower, which transforms the whole area magnificently.
Our Ringed Plover nesting signs for this year's breeding season remain in place. These can be seen just to the Seaford side of the old village and close to the tidal lagoon. As always we respectfully ask that disturbance within this area is minimised during the mating and fledging season March to July. We will recover the signs in August.
Our next meeting is taking place on Sunday the 15th of May from 10.00am to noon, meeting at the old village beach waymarker. All are very welcome to come along, no matter how much time can be spared - The more we are, the quicker it will be to get Tide Mills back to how we all like to see it.
More details are available on our web site at www.friendsoftidemills.webs.com or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org