Start Restoring

 Steps to Restoration

Get your local community enthused and bought in to the idea

Form a constituted group to allow access to funding. Join CCN to link with other groups

Survey your site to determine existing populations and viable restoration options

Apply for and obtain permissions and licenses

Raise the funding needed for your project

Plan and set up restoration project and infrastructure

Develop restoration expertise within your local community

Determine where to get seed stock if needed

Undertake pilot year of restoration

Monitor and evaluate trial sites

If successful continue further fundraising and restoration

How Seawilding can help

Loch Craignish is an example of what an enthused and engaged community can achieve. Come along to an open day or ask Seawilding to speak at an event for your community

Advice on this is included in the Community Restoration Training Courses. Seawilding may also be able to provide 1:1 advice on this

Seawilding has delivered community monitoring training for restoration projects. This will be covered in the Community Restoration Training Courses. Alternatively 1-2 day training can be delivered in your community.

This complicated and time consuming part of the process is covered in the Community Restoration Training. We can offer 1:1 support if joint funding can be secured.

Seawilding has assisted community groups with fundraising for their restoration efforts through project partnerships and are happy to discuss partnering with your project.

Advice on equipment what you need and how to set up infrastructure for oyster and seagrass restoration is included in the Community Restoration Training Courses

We can share our expertise and provide onsite training for our project partners. Community Restoration Training Courses provide training on all aspects of restoration. 1:1 training to suit your needs can be provided if joint funding can be found.

Loch Craignish has excellent oyster growing conditions and can provide native oysters at a size to be released on to the seabed to restoration projects.

Learn all of the hands on restoration techniques required for your pilot year of seagrass or oyster restoration on the Community Restoration Training Courses.

Seawilding has delivered community monitoring training for restoration projects. This will be covered in the Community Restoration Training Courses. Alternatively 1-2 day training can be delivered in your community.

Keep on restoring - you got this!

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