Residents across Sedgemoor are invited to join two events to hear from climate resilience experts on how we can prepare for and mitigate against the impacts of flooding in Sedgemoor. One is on-line and one is in person at the Meads EcoPark in Bridgwater to see first-hand, what measures can be taken to protect from flooding.
Wednesday 15th February, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Online, via Microsoft Teams.
We’ll learn how to keep up to date on local flood risk from Alex McDonald, Emergency Response Officer at Somerset, Avon and Gloucestershire British Red Cross. Alex will also cover the steps that people can take to protect their personal items and safeguard their mental wellbeing in the event of flooding, focussing on the key findings from the recent British Red Cross report.
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The second event is a walking tour of the Bridgwater Blue Heritage Site Visit to the Meads EcoPark on Wednesday 22nd February, between 2:00-4:00pm Meet at YMCA car park. The George Williams Centre, Friarn Ave, Bridgwater TA6 3RF.
To follow up from the online event, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust will give a tour of the Meads Eco Park, providing an exclusive insight into the floodplain grazing marsh being restored here to store floodwaters for longer. The Bridgwater Blue Heritage project, which provides a nature-based solution to managing rainfall, as well as the opportunities that blue infrastructure bring for people and wildlife. We’ll also learn how to become Citizen Scientists and monitor the success of this climate change-busting blue infrastructure. British Red Cross volunteers will also be in attendance to answer questions about their community resilience work.
There will be an opportunity to grab a coffee at the café afterwards. Due to limited parking, please use lift-sharing and use active travel where possible. Wellies are essential. All ages welcome.