Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Photo: Richard Kinzler Chairman of the Pegwell & District Association presenting the cheque to Vicky Aitkenhead Warden from the Kent Wildlife Trust 

The Pegwell & District Association has donated funds towards equipment for Kent Wildlife  Trust's largest and one of its most important nature reserves, with the only ancient dune pasture in Kent. The reserve is made up of a complex mosaic of habitats: Inter-Tidal M udflats , S altmarsh , Shingle Beach, Sand Dunes, Ancient Dune Pastures, Chalk Cliffs, Wave Cut Platform and Coastal Scrub-land. Scrub is an extremely valuable habitat and one on which many species depend for their survival. However, if left unmanaged, it can rapidly take over. Pegwell Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well a designated Ramsar site which is of  international importance for its waders and wildfowl, best seen over winter or during the spring and autumn migrations.

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