Coastal Erosion & Climate Change
East Anglia Meeting and Discussion
Natural Living Sea Defences
New Evidence from New Zealand Government should have been taken into account by UK and EU Policy Makers. But have they? New Zealand's Government have produced coastal planting guides that encourage community action to prevent coastal erosion, rather than restricting intervention, showing that planting trees along UK coastlines will succeed where concrete and timber structures fail and are too costly to maintain.
Calling all Stakeholders
Residents, landowners, parish councils, organisations, experts, authorities, academia & media
Thurs 14 June 2012, 7pm
Happisburgh Village Hall
Wenn Evans Centre, Blacksmiths Lane, Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 0QT
A meeting to discuss a potential media-led community based programme to defend the local coastline from erosion and tackle climate change by introducing trees and vegetation to stabilise the coastal landscape and in doing so help to correct rainfall patterns..
New Zealand, with coastal erosion, terrain and climate similar to ours, reports that it has successfully created natural, living sea defences by encouraging community planting of coastal woodland and vegetation that has dramatically reduced coastal erosion and maintenance costs to sustainable levels.
A local pilot demonstration is proposed for East Anglia in parallel with a study including assessments of:
- Barton Highcliff and Naish Farm, Dorset, 35-metre high cliff, 25 years stability-using vegetated slope
- applicability to the UK of the New Zealand Government methods and guidelines
- impact of the pilot on local climate, potentially benefiting reservoirs and farmland
- the track record of community volunteer engagement by original Pocket Full of Acorns programme launched in the UK West Country, which successfully invited people to grow trees at home and plant them in allocated sites once permission is granted
- data on sediment flow around the British coastline
- impact of alternative coastal strategies on: Property and Land Loss | Tourism | Flooding | Agriculture and national food security | Existing and new Wildlife Habitats | Prolonged Drought | Flash Floods
Further information from the FREdome Visionary Trust:
Greg Peachey 01727 823131 / 07900 221347 or Andrew K Fletcher 01803 524117
Email: gregATFREdome.org or andrewAToperationoasis.com
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