Welcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Here you’ll find our event listings for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Looe Marine Conservation Group Events 2018 – click to open this summary of all our exciting events for this year.
Scroll down the page to read more on each event. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event.
Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome. No booking is required for most events. If the event requires you to book, please get in touch via the Contact page.
Our meetings are open to everyone. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, usually upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe at 7.30 pm, but please check the events list as this may vary.
Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events.
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. Please use the Contact page to get in touch.
To find out more about joining Looe Marine Conservation Group, see our membership page.
Wednesday 2nd Wednesday 2nd August, Fieldhead Hotel, Hannafore, West Looe, 12.00 – 2.00pm Time to turn off the computer games, unplug the internet and leave your phone at home! Looe’s Carnival Week is a great time to get the kids into being ‘Seaside Crafty’ witContinue Reading →
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August, 1 or 2 day options. Open to committed LMCG volunteers only. Details to follow. Booking essential – places strictly limited. These annual surveys take place on Looe Island Nature Reserve. Seal, bird and intertidal surveys will take place, aloContinue Reading →
Come to a free yellow fish willow workshop June 17 and 24 in Looe and Liskeard. You’ll make a willow yellow fish to make a splash at the Liskeard Carnival & Show and the Looe Yellow Fish Day in the Looe Valley. All materials will be provided at these free workshops which areContinue Reading →
Saturday 16th September, Downderry Beach, 11am to 12 noon Meet at bottom of steps on the beach below the Inn on the Shore, PL11 3JY Beachwatch is the Marine Conservation Society’s national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme. Join volunteers from the Looe MCG for a litContinue Reading →
Tuesday 19th September, 6.30pm. RNLI Station, East Looe (Meet upstairs in the crew room) All welcome at our meetings! Do you have ideas for events that we should hold? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved in running an event? At this meeting, we will be sharing our ideas for 20Continue Reading →
Monday 25th September, 5.00pm – 7.00pm, Hannafore. A YourShore Beach Rangers event for local 9 -24 year olds. Meet: Hannafore Beach below the lifeguard station. A supervised snorkelling event for 9 – 24 year old locals with Cornwall Wildilfe Trust’s YourShore Beach Ranger Continue Reading →
Hannafore Beach, West Looe, Friday 28 October 10.30am til 12 noon On our October rockpool ramble in Looe, expert trained volunteers from Looe Marine Conservation Group will escort you down to the rocky shore. We’ll help you find and identify multiple species of crabs, starfish,Continue Reading →
Tuesday 18 October 8pm RNLI Station, East Looe *Preceded by LMCG monthly meeting at 6.30 pm Lisa Woollett is writer, photographer and designer of two award-winning books: Sea and Shore Cornwall and Sea Journal. Join us for a fascinating photography talk and learn a few tips on how tContinue Reading →
Friday 5 August 1.45 pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe Meet below the Coastguard station – look out for our sail flags. Join expert volunteers from Looe Marine Conservation Group on a rock pool ramble to explore the hidden world of the rocky shore. Discover a world full of incrediContinue Reading →
Saturday 4th June, 11.15am – 12.45pm, Hannfore Beach, West Looe. Pack a spare change of clothes and some hot chocolate because this half term we’re going to be holding another one of our rockpool rambles! Come along for a day out exploring the marine ecosystem at your doorContinue Reading →
Saturday 11th June, the Quay, East Looe. Go Plastic Free with Looe MCG by taking part in our new #PlasticPledge campaign. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to pledge to reduce their plastic consumption. The #PlasticPledge campaign sets out to tackle the currentContinue Reading →
Tuesday 17th May 7.30 pm RNLI Crew Room East Looe Guest Speaker, Samantha Davis (IFCA) Chief Officer at Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, gives us a talk about the rapidly changing face of fisheries and environmental management and how this will affect Cornwall’s Continue Reading →
Sunday 8th May, 1-3pm, Hannafore, West Looe. Sue Pybus, a dedicated LMCG volunteer will be giving an introductory training session on seaweed and its many beneficial uses. Learn about its uses in nutrition, biofuel and hygiene. This talk will highlight why it’s so important to pContinue Reading →
Join us in the historic fishing town of Looe in Cornwall for Looe Festival of the Sea on Sunday May 1st 10 am – 8 pm. Looe is celebrating its relationship with the sea and all things marine! Download a copy of the action packed programme of marine themed activities, music and daContinue Reading →
Saturday 23rd April, 10.30am – 1.30pm, Millpool Carpark, West Looe, SX250538 Come along and discover the wonderful wildlife and habitats of Looe, from its rocky shore and tidal estuary to Looe Island and the Eel grass beds beyond. The guided walk will follow the route published Continue Reading →
Friday 22 April, 7.30pm, RNLI Lifeboat station, East Looe (Note this date has changed from 19 April) Mark Parry, from the National Marine Aquarium, will be giving an overview on the Community Seagrass Initiative – a pioneering citizen science research project spanning the coastsContinue Reading →
Friday 8th April, 12.45pm – 2.15pm Hannfore Beach, West Looe Come along for a day out exploring the amazing rockpools with our expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group. Discover where to look and how to find some of the most beautiful local species – from Continue Reading →
Saturday 19th March, 10am-11.30am, Hannafore beach Join members of Looe Marine Conservation Group to help clean up the beach at Hannafore, and conduct a beach litter survey for the Marine Conservation Society. Marine litter is a threat to our wildlife. And the winter storms tend to thContinue Reading →
Tuesday 15th March, 7pm, Hannafore Point Hotel Come along for a night at the Hannafore Point Hotel where you can experience a great talk by Sue Sayer, from the Cornwall Seal Group, on seals, sea birds and cetaceans. Combine a vibrant personality with an intelligence fuelled by a passiContinue Reading →
Saturday 12th March, 11.30am -3.30pm RNLI Station and Hannafore Beach (Booking Essential) Come along to an introductory training course where you can gain skills in identifying the most common species found on the beaches of Looe. This event is perfect for those wishing to refresh theContinue Reading →