Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue

Cooling Road, Cliffe, Rochester, Kent ME3 United Kingdom

Cost

Free to attend

Join the CIWEM South Eastern Branch for a site visit to "Site X" a managed realignment site at Cooling Marshes, Kent, this is a 52 ha area breached to create one of two compensatory mudflats to mitigate construction of the DP World London Gateway site in Essex.

The habitats within “Site X” were dominated by grazing marsh and associated ditch systems, a significant resource for breeding and wintering birds, as well as an extensive population of water-voles, which required a rolling mitigation programme to minimise the risks.

The compensatory mudflats at “Site X” were completed in 2015, following an extensive operation to lower ground levels and the construction of a new sea wall. Construction work comprised the removal of a 900m section from the existing seawall, to allow the estuarine waters to flood in and out with the tide, to create the mudflat habitat.

We will be gathering at the site and will be using 4x4’s to reach travel across the marshes to the managed realignment site. Exact location details for parking will be sent to delegates ahead of the visit.

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Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org with booking queries.

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Priscilla Haselhurst at Priscilla.haselhurst@medway.gov.uk.

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