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World Habitat Day – Creating Dunes at St Anne’s

Date: 05/10/2020

Monday 5th October

10am – 12pm

Meet at: North Beach Car Park, Clifton Drive North, St Annes, FY8 2TR


For ‘World Habitat Day’ Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be out erecting fencing and planting Marram grass on the sand dunes at North Beach, St Anne’s. Porous structures such as chestnut paling fencing helps to build new dunes by slowing wind velocity and encouraging sand particles to deposit around the barrier. In this way wind-blown sand can be trapped to widen the dunes towards the sea creating new dune habitat. Vegetation such as Marram grass helps to bind sand particles and anchor them in place so less is blown away from the dunes helping to create embryo dunes.

All equipment needed will be provided. Just wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear.

Please note: There are currently no toilets available at this location, so please use the facilities elsewhere before attending.

For more details contact Amy Pennington on 07860954290 or

View event here.