Are you concerned for our amazing marine environment? Get involved in marine conservation and be a part of the solution!

The Your Shore Network is made up of 17 local marine conservation groups that are always looking for volunteers to get involved.

It’s about inspiring people to care for their local area, sharing ideas and knowledge, linking with other groups in Cornwall, meeting new people and staying active through public events, volunteering and meetings.

Are you already a part of one of our local wildlife conservation groups around Cornwall? Or perhaps you’re in our Beach Rangers Academy? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Tell us about yourself or your group HERE (it only takes a few minutes – we promise!) and share your stories. We’d love to celebrate the amazing work you do!

The best thing about being involved in the Your Shore Network is joining with really pleasant like-minded folk to do something for our local marine/shoreline environment, either by physical effort or recording/data collection.

Rob WellsThree Bays Wildlife Group

I have already learnt much from the group and look forward to learning more in the future, as well working with like-minded people. I often feel inspired by the passion and commitment of the group, especially the younger members.

Chris HillyerFalmouth Marine Conservation Group

If you want to volunteer with your local community group then getting involved is easy.


Search the map for activities and groups in your area


Contact your local marine group for more information

Go Along

Go along to their next meeting or event and get to know the team

If you are already involved in a local marine conservation group, help us inspire others:

  • Tell us about yourself! Fill in our online form (it only takes a few minutes – we promise!) and share your stories with us, so we can celebrate the amazing work you do in our marketing.
  • Got an event on? Let us know about it and we’ll share it on our what’s on page
  • Need volunteers for your group? Send us a message and we’ll get the word out there
  • Sharing is caring! We’d love to know your suggestions, so make sure you share your ideas in the Your Shore Network Group

What is the level of commitment?

It’s totally up to you how much you want to get involved. Our aim is to get people doing something positive to help our local environment and protect it for future generations. Every little bit you can do will make a huge difference.

What sort of activities can I do with a community group?

There’s a range of activities you can do; simply turning up and supporting your local group’s events and activities such as beach cleans, rockpool rambles and talks is a great way to start. You can also become more involved in the running of the group as a committee member or by organising local events and meetings, managing social media and their website or supporting education outreach with local schools. The opportunities are endless!

What about transport?

Please contact the group you want to support and find out how they get about.

Can I bring dogs?

It’s always best to check with your local group, especially if it’s an event on a beach.

Do I need any specialist knowledge or kit?

No, just your enthusiasm and willingness to get involved in something great!