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SeaScapes Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the SeaScapes team as the SeaScapes Delivery Manager. If you are passionate about our coasts and seas, our heritage and people, and have proven project management delivery experience, this could be the opportunity for you. This is a fixed-term position until end of September 2024 – please see […]

Winter birdwatching: it’s a shore thing

The Tyne to Tees coastline is internationally important for shorebirds, such as purple sandpiper and turnstone. Thousands of birds call our coast home, with many travelling thousands of miles in spring to their breeding grounds on tundra and moor of the high arctic, then returning back to us at the end of summer. You may […]

What are your favourite coastal foods?

The FoodScapes team are collecting stories and recipes about our coastal food heritage.  Food is different to many other commodities in that it is a biological necessity. Yet the things that people choose to eat are not as straightforward as what is available, edible or nutritious. Historically, our coast has had a big influence on […]

Great British Beach Clean 2022 Results

The results of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean 2022 have now been released and whilst there has been some improvement on the amount of litter on the UK’s beaches since 2021 there is still a staggering amount of litter on our shores. Back in September 5,261 dedicated volunteers across the UK took part […]

Welcoming winter’s migratory birds.

Seasonal change is always an exciting time on the coast and autumn is no exception. With the cooler weather comes spectacular aerial displays of starling murmurations, thousands of birds creating incredible shapes in the sky. They have arrived from the continent, seeking the warmer winter weather that our islands climate provides. The Tyne to Tees […]

SeaScapes Community Grants Scheme launches today.

It’s been a while in the making but we’re really excited to announce the launch of the SeaScapes Community Grants Scheme. The scheme is to enable communities, groups and organisations along the Tyne to Tees coast to deliver projects that celebrate, protect and cultivate stewardship of our coastal and marine wildlife, and marine heritage – […]

SeaScapes marks its second year

It’s hard to believe but SeaScapes has been around for a couple of years, even if COVID did get in the way in the early days. We want to share with you all what we have been up to over this last summer, so made this SeaScapes Year 2 film – YouTube short film of […]

Clavering Sound Mirror Archaeology Dig.

It’s day three of the Clavering Sound Mirror Archaeology excavation in Hartlepool today! We’re absolutely loving listening to your stories and memories of Clavering and of the sound mirror before it was knocked down in the early 1970s. Yesterday was a busy day. We enjoyed impromptu visits from lots of local school children, as well […]

Queer Shores and Seas Exhibition is now open in Hartlepool.

We’re excited that the Queer Shores & Seas Exhibition is now open at Hartlepool Community Hub/Library, Community Hub Central, 124 York Rd, Hartlepool TS26 9DE until 28th October! The exhibition showcases stunning artwork by artist Lizzie Lovejoy with input, inspiration and collaboration between LGBTQIA communities living in North East coastal towns. Queer Shores and Seas […]

200th Beach Clean!

Last weekend saw the 200th beach clean since the SeaScapes Beach Care project began 18 months ago. That’s a total of 2275 bags of rubbish collected from South Shields to Hartlepool with 2749 volunteer days.

SeaScapes is a finalist in the LGBT Alliance Awards 2022!

The SeaScapes team are grinning today. We’ve found out that we’re a nominated finalist in the Hart Gables LGBT Alliance Awards 2022! We’re nominated for an award in the ‘Creating LGBT inclusion and accessibility in the workplace’ category – and we couldn’t be more chuffed! Thank you Hart Gables for nominating us. There’s some incredible […]

Great news for the Little Terns

What a summer it’s been for the Little Tern colony at Seaton Carew. Our tiny feathery friends arrived from West Africa in May of this year to breed and raise their chicks, before taking the long return flight back home at the end of August.  It’s incredibly exciting to share that this year a total of 87 […]