Welcome to Polzeath Marine Conservation Group website!
Polzeath Marine Conservation Group is a small voluntary organisation, proudly based at our Marine Centre in the middle of the village. Our dedicated group of volunteers open the centre 6 hours daily throughout the summer months and regularly over other school holidays, as well as hosting educational days/ events for schools, other keen organisations and interested members of the public! Everyone is most welcome to pop in the the centre or to attend any of our events.
Within this site you will find information about the work we do as a group in the Polzeath Voluntary Marine Conservation Area and the wider issues related to marine conservation; alongside information about the events we run throughout the year and images of the creatures you may find in our rockpools.
We have adjusted our events which now fall inline with government guidelines on COVID-19. If you would like more information on this matter, please contact us via email on or our social media pages.
At present the water bottle refill station has been suspended, but it will be reopened as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
2020 PMCG Events Programme Leaflet:
The ‘Events Calendar’ page has been updated with all our 2020 events... click on the images to the right for pdf versions of our leaflet.
Plaque painting - we have been getting crafty this summer and have livened up the fence outside the Marine Centre, with more than 200 wonderful pieces of art. All the wood used for the plaques has been reclaimed from building work in the area.
Rockpool bingo sessions - we have also adjusted our huge rockpool rambles to summer rockpool bingo sessions, which have been amazing fun and will be continued throughout the school holidays for the rest if the year, if you're up for a challenge of finding some of Polzeath's rockpool creatures, let us know via email or social media. This is a great opportunity for home schoolers!
Our recycled marine rubbish sculptures
Our sculptures were made entirely from marine litter found on Baby Bay, Polzeath and Greenaways, apart from the bits of wood that were sourced from National Trust, and recycled chicken wire. We wanted to highlight the amount of marine litter washed up on our beaches that includes ghost fishing gear such as the nets, rope and lobster pots, as well as weird other rubbish such as a baby bath!
Massive thank you to Laura and Dis, our main sculptors and everyone else who helped create these stunning pieces of art that have become such an invaluable educational tool and have featured frequently on many social media pages.