Celebrate salt marsh day in Portishead this summer

Looking towards Battery Point from near Black Nore lighthouse in Portishead.

Looking towards Battery Point from near Black Nore lighthouse in Portishead. - Credit: Alan Harrison

An environmental conservation organisation is celebrating the salt marshes of a North Somerset town next month.  

Portishead Salt Marshes is dedicating an event to the wetlands in the town on August 14.  

The organisation says not only do the salt marshes protect and support wildlife in Portishead, but they are also great carbon stores, absorb the impact of waves and are unique environments for endangered species. 

At Portishead Salt Marsh day, there will be talks about the wetlands in the town, as well as an art show, saving the curlew, children’s activities and storytelling.  

As part of the salt marsh art show, the conservation organisation is inviting people to send in sketches, paintings, prints, collages, poems, textile, embroidery etc on the theme of salt marshes to display at the exhibition.  

The event will take place in Portishead alongside the path between the Marina and Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve on August 14 from 11am-5pm.  

For more information about submitting salt marsh sketches to be displayed at the exhibition, email tean@teonapottery.com or visit the Portishead Salt Marshes Facebook page.  

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