Type of partnership: Environmental management/conservation focused.
Marine Plan Area: 5. South East Inshore
The Thanet Coast Project (TCP) was set up in 2001 to help implement actions identified by local people for the first NE Kent European marine sites (NEKEMS) Management Scheme.
The Project's main objectives are to:
- Raise awareness of the area’s important marine and bird life
- Work with people to safeguard coastal wildlife
- Be a one-stop shop for coastal information
- Promote wildlife events and activities
The NEKEMS partnership includes a Management Group (meets 2/yr), Stakeholder Group (meets 2/yr) and Advisory Group (meets 4/yr). The latest NEKEMS Management Scheme and Action Plan runs from 2007-13. TCP activities are extremely varied from promoting the Thanet Coastal Codes (drafted by local users); facilitating coastal recreational issues... to public events; community activities; school water safety sessions, ecoclubs & fieldtrips; SeaART to volunteer work with the Thanet Coast Warden Scheme and practical tasks.
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