The Helford River is a very special place for a wide range of marine wildlife, for the people that live and work alongside it and the many visitors who enjoy its scenic beauty. Its richness was officially recognised in 1987, when the Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area was designated to help protect the diverse marine life of this beautiful estuary.

The Helford Marine Conservation Group is a voluntary organisation working to safeguard the marine life of the beautiful Helford River, to increase its biological diversity and raise awareness of its marine interest and importance.

A wide-ranging programme of exciting events gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to explore and learn more about the many facets of this very special place. Activities include seashore safaris, wildflower walks, photography days and conservation cruises.

During the Covid-19 crisis we will be considering each event and its suitability for participation a few weeks in advance and either cancelling or hopefully, as time progresses, making changes to the event that will enable us to go ahead with it. For instance some of our talks may be held online. Outdoor events with fewer participants and suitably socially distanced! We will follow government advice and take things as they come. Please stay in touch and we will do what we can!

Update For Spring 2021:
Due to continued restrictions we will hold our talks on Zoom for HMCG Members. We will continue to follow government guidance and organise our events accordingly.

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Wednesday August 25th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rockpool Bingo!

Wednesday 25th August 1pm at Prisk Cove (Cow Beach) Mawnan Smith.

Free but donations to HMCG happily accepted. Event suitable for families.

A rockpool ramble with a twist, family teams look for different rockpool species to make a full house. A bit of fun and a great way to learn about the creatures that inhabit the rocky reef on the Helford. Duration approx. two plus the walking down and back. Prebooking only please. The event will be limited to 30 people.

To book contact

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