The HVMCA

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 Autumn/Winter 2020:
Due to continued restrictions we will endeavor to hold our talks on Zoom for HMCG Members.

Events

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Saturday November 28th
7:30 pm

THE LONE KAYAKER-UP THE CREEK AND FAR BEYOND!

Join us for an illustrated talk from Rupert Kirkwood about all the marine wildlife he has encountered during his kayak trips around the coast of Devon and Cornwall. Rupert has clocked up over 23,000 miles and finds the expeditions so exciting he finds he cannot stop, having encountered and photographed a wealth of marine life including Seals, Cetaceans and even a Humpback Whale.

Free for Under 18s and HMCG Members £4 for others

Saturday January 30th

Blue Fin Tuna!

Tom Horton, project officer for the Thunnus UK project will tell us about the United Kingdom’s research on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thynnus). Now three years on since he gave a talk for us at the beginning of this exciting project leading from the return of fabulous fish to UK waters. This talk will focus on the local ecology of Bluefin Tuna off the United Kingdom and highlight exciting new research that has been conducted since it began.

Free for Under 18s and HMCG Members £4 for others

© Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area