Cornish Estuarine Sediments: Human Impact versus Natural Processes

Estuarine habitats depend considerably on their sediments. In parts of Cornwall much of these sediments resulted from past mining, ranking them amongst the most contaminated in the world with respect to Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Sn and Cd. The Helford is less affected than many, but the impact is still present. Duncan Pirrie will explore the issues and suggest that the best strategy is to minimise remobilisation.
Cost: £2. Group members & children free.
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Gweek Village Hall, opposite the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
Contact: Paul 01326 341030 or David 01326 340686
OS Ref: SW 709 266

© Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area