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World Habitat Day – creating sand dunes

Date: 04/10/2021

Monday 4th October 2021

1pm – 3pm

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


For ‘World Habitat Day’ Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be erecting fences and planting Marram grass plugs in the foredunes of the Fylde 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 we can trap wind-blown sand and 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.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bringing a pair of thick gardening gloves and lots of enthusiasm!

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


This event is free, and the booking system will be live closer to the date of the event. View the event on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website here.