Community case studies

Chris Hillyer

By 11th October 2017 No Comments

Which local marine Group are you a part of?

Falmouth Marine Conservation Group

How did you get into it?

Picked up information through Facebook last year and decided to come along to a meeting (February 2017) and the rest is history as they say.

What’s the best thing about being involved with your local marine group?

I think it is very good to know that there is so much going on within Cornwall and some groups have been established for many years already with smaller specialist marine groups also operating in the area.

My background in waste and recycling and before that a career in teaching meant that I had an interest in environmental issues, but knew little or nothing about marine biology or any aspect of it. I am starting with a blank canvas. I have already learnt much from the group and look forward to learning more in the future, as well working with like-minded people. Often feel inspired by the passion and commitment of the group, especially the younger members and feel bad that my generation is handing over to them an environment that is under threat like ever before.

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