Blue Recovery connects everyone to the mesmerising marine wildlife on the Plymouth and Falmouth coasts.  A fun, free, and exciting project with positive physical and mental health impacts for those who get involved. 

Connecting Falmouth and Plymouth to their coastal heritage

Benefits of Blue Recovery

For Families

  • Rock pooling is a great way to spend time outdoors as family in nature 
  • Blue Recovery offers opportunity to socialise and connect with other families 
  • Exploring rock pools is an engaging and fun adventure for children to learn about the marine environment 

For Adults

  • Socialising and community building
  • Develop interest, skills, and knowledge of the local marine wildlife
  • Blue Recovery helps to support local marine natural heritage and the local marine environment

About Blue Recovery

 Thanks to National Lottery Heritage Fund, Blue Recovery will help hundreds of local people to explore, understand and care for their local wildlife and coastline.

Adults and families from eligible postcodes will enjoy free, expert-led rock pooling events, receive citizen science training and experience the freedom that comes with enjoying rock pool ramble with friends at their local beach

Working with our community partners, The Dracaena Centre and Nudge Community Builders, we will train, inspire and impassion people to regularly enjoy and learn about their local marine heritage. In partnership with The Marine Biological Association (The MBA), all the data you help us to collect will contribute to our local conservation research!

The Blue Recovery Project is initially open to people in selected postcodes in Falmouth and Plymouth:

IMPROVE your mental health

Develop new SKILLS

ENGAGE with the natural world

Be part of a COMMUNITY

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Activities in Blue Recovery!

Wildlife Training
Explore, learn and appreciate the marine life at your local beaches with our wildlife training sessions. Offering training, support and talks from external, expert speakers. Online and in person. Priority given to all Blue Recovery members
Biodiversity Surveys
Get involved with one of our surveys and look for as much rock pool life as you can find!
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Monthly Beach Days
Expert led, hands-on community events, where people of all ages discover and learn about local marine heritage in the field. Transport and priority booking for residents of our target areas.
Beach Day Dates
‘See Our Shore’ Open Days
Where Blue Recovery members share their new knowledge and passion with visitors to the area.
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Check Out Our Partners!

Inspiring, leading and resourcing the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

A community hub based in Falmouth Cornwall, helping create a healthy, happy and mutually supportive community through creating opportunities for individuals.

Nudge is a community Benefit society, based in Plymouth, and proud members of Co-operatives UK.

Nudge helps local buildings and spaces to be used and loved.

The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom is a learned society with a scientific laboratory that undertakes research in marine biology.

The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre in Plymouth is one of the foremost Outdoor Education centres in the South West.

CMN supports local marine businesses to grow. They help to understand the barriers you face and use this evidence of demand from across the local marine sector to bid for project funds.

Blue Recovery Beach Days in 2022

March:   Sunday 6th in Falmouth

March:   Saturday 19th in Falmouth, Sunday 20th in Plymouth

April:   Saturday 16th in Falmouth, Saturday 16th in Plymouth

May:   Saturday  14th in Falmouth, Sunday 15th in Plymouth

June:   Saturday 18th in Falmouth, Sunday 19th in Plymouth

July:   Saturday 16th in Falmouth, Sunday 17th in Plymouth

August:   Saturday 13th in Falmouth, Sunday 14th in Plymouth

September:   Saturday 10th in Falmouth, Sunday 11th in Plymouth

October:   Saturday 8th in Falmouth, Sunday 9th in Plymouth

November:   Saturday 12th in Falmouth, Sunday 13th in Plymouth

December:   Saturday 10th in Falmouth, Sunday 11th in Plymouth

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