What’s On?

Strawberry anemone

Welcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Scroll down to read more about our indoor and outdoor activities held throughout the year.

Our meetings are open to everyone and are often preceded by a talk. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe. We usually start with hot drinks from 6.00pm followed by a talk at 6.30pm and our meeting from 7.30pm, but please check the events list below as this may vary.

2018 Events Calendar– click to open this summary of all our exciting events for this year.

Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome.

All ages are welcome unless otherwise stated, but please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event. No booking is required for most events.

Joining In

Looe Marine Conservation Group is run entirely by volunteers. We’d love to hear from you if you have an interest in marine wildlife and would like to help out at our events or in any other way. No experience or knowledge is required as we provide training. New Members are always welcome – find out more here.



Looe Marine Conservation Group Events

LMCG group photo

Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

Tuesday 19th June, 7.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). All welcome at our regular monthly meetings. A great chance to meet the volunteers, find out more about what we do and to get involved. Come along and join us.
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Radical Rockpooling – YourShore Beach Rangers Event

Sunday 1st July, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Hannafore West Looe. A YourShore Beach Rangers event for local 9-24 year olds. Booking is essential, see below. Do you like to pop on a snorkel and mask and get extreme? Then this is the activity for you! An extreme form of rock pooling mixing s
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Seal watching Looe

Looe Marine Conservation Group July Meeting

Tuesday 19th July, 7.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). All welcome at our regular monthly meetings. A great chance to meet the volunteers, find out more about what we do and to get involved. Come along and join us.
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Looe Summer Snorkel – for 9-24 year olds

Wednesday 1st August, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe Dive into the Blue Planet and see life below the waves for yourself. A supervised snorkelling event for 9 – 24 year old locals with Cornwall Wildilfe Trust’s YourShore Beach Ranger Project and Looe Marine Co
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National Marine Week Special: Summer Holiday Rock Pool Ramble

Sunday 12th August. 12.30pm – 2.00pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Get Wet and Wild during National Marine Week. If you can’t make it to our Radical Rockpool event on the 13/ 14
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Throw Jelly Not Balloons Launch

Looe Marine Conservation Group August Meeting

Tuesday 21st August, 7.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). All welcome at our regular monthly meetings. A great chance to meet the volunteers, find out more about what we do and to get involved. Come along and join us.
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Walk to Port Nadler for Beach Clean & Swim

Sunday 16th September, 12.00, Meet at the Coastguard Station at Hannafore Join us for this fun and healthy social event. Walk along the coast path from Hannafore to Port Nadler where we will do a beach clean and relax on the beach/ have a swim, before bringing the rubbish collected ba
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rockpool

Event Planning Meeting

Tuesday 18th September, 6.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). At this meeting we will share ideas for our 2019 events programme. We’d love to hear your thoughts! All welcome at our meetings. A great chance to meet the volunteers, find out more abou
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Brown pelicans fishing - Puerto Rico

Talk: Isle of Enchantment (and Hurricanes) – Puerto Rico

Tuesday 16th October, 6.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room) Isle of Enchantment (and Hurricanes): Puerto Rico Derek  Spooner has been visiting the large Caribbean island regularly for several years. In this talk he explores the wildlife, especially the bi
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Autumn Rock Pool Watch: October Half-Term Rock Pool Ramble

  Saturday 27th October. 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! A free event suitable for all ages. There’s no need to book. No nets, please – they can harm delicate
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Looe Seal Duchess Banana-ing

Talk by Sue Sayer. All at Sea: seals, cetaceans and seabirds

Tuesday 20th November, 6.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). Talk – All at sea: seals, cetaceans and seabirds. All welcome. We are delighted to welcome Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group to give this month’s talk. Cornwall Seal Group Research T
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Christmas Social

December – details to be confirmed. Watch this space for details of our annual Christmas social and quiz. All welcome – a great chance to come along and meet the volunteers, find out more about our work and get involved.
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Plastic litter

Past Event: Love Your Beach! Beach clean at Millendreath

Wednesday 14th February 2018, 11.00am, Millendreath near Looe. Please note the new time  (previously 10.00am) What better way to show your love for the beaches this Valentine’s Day than to join our friendly group to clean Millendreath Beach? Equipment provided – wrap up wa
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Spiny starfish

Past event: A Winter Wonderland: February Half-Term Rock Pool Ramble

Saturday 17th February. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Even in February there is an amazing variety of seaweeds and creatures to be found in Looe’s beautiful roc
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Cormorant and shag

Past Event: Birds of Looe – Talk By Derek Spooner. Followed by LMCG meeting

Tuesday 20th February, 6.30pm. Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station – Upstairs in the Crew Room. Followed by LMCG Meeting, 7.30pm – All welcome to the talk and meeting. Talk: Can’t tell a Shag from a Cormorant? A guide to the sea, shore and river birds of Looe In this illustra
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Past Event: Rockpool Wildlife Training for Volunteers

Sunday 4th March, 12.00 – 2.00pm. Meet on Hannafore Beach below the kiosk/public toilets. Free volunteer training session on rockpool wildlife for anyone interested in helping with our work. Suitable for any level – aimed at beginners and those wanting a refresher. If you&
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Past event: Cornish Rock Pools Talk and LMCG AGM

Tuesday 13th March. 6.30pm. RNLI Lifeboat Station, East Looe, Upstairs in the crew room. Free. All welcome. LMCG AGM starts 7.30pm. Cornish Rock Pools Through the Year – Talk Heather Buttivant is a local rock pool wildlife specialist and award-winning blogger. Her photos reveal
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Ghost netting at Seaton Beach

Past Event: Beach Clean at Seaton

Saturday 31st March, 11.00am, Seaton Beach near Looe. Join our friendly group to clean the beach and remove harmful plastics and other rubbish from the marine environment. Enjoy the company of like-minded people and warm up in the cafe afterwards. All welcome. Equipment provided.
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Past Event: Spring Rockpool Watch: Easter Holiday Rock Pool Ramble

Monday 2nd April. 1.00pm – 2.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! A free Easter holiday event suitable for all ages. There’s no need to book. No nets, please – they can harm delic
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Past event: Treasure from the Sea by Lisa Woollett and Sarah McCartney- Exploring Beachcombing and Photography

Sunday 8th April – 10.00 – 12.00. Meet at Hannafore Point Hotel. Be inspired by local photographers, artists and writers to discover our marine environment and get creative. This is the first of two workshops, open to all ages, children and adults. Funds raised will suppor
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