What’s On?

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Welcome to our ‘What’s On’ page.

Please check our social media pages for any changes to our event schedule. 

Our monthly meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. They are open to everyone and are often preceded by a talk.

Event details are listed below and on our Facebook page.

If an event requires you to book, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event. Booking is currently required for all in-person events.

To donate to Looe Marine Conservation Group via PayPal, please click on the button below. Thank you!

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

Beach clean

New Year’s Beach Clean & 2024 Events Launch!

When: Sat 13th January, 12:00 – 13:30 Where: Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station   Brush off those Christmas cobwebs and get some fresh sea air at our traditional New Year Beach Clean! Afterwards, we’ll head down to the Jolly Sailor for a celebratory drink an
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Riverfly training

Riverfly Training

When: Sun 14th Jan, 10:30-!6:00 Where:  Forest Holidays Deerpark, Liskeard, Cornwall. PL14 4QY. What3words: tinkle.perch.someone   Pollution incidents often occur in our watercourses, spelling disaster for life in the river and impacting the marine environment. Regular monitoring
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Pollution talk

Talk & Meeting: Dive into Ocean Pollution with the Marine Conservation Society

When: Tues 16th Jan, 18:15-20:15 Where: RNLI   Let’s talk pollution! Pollution is reported to be one of the five main drivers of the biodiversity crisis, threatening 37% of marine mammals with extinction. Marine pollution is diverse and includes harmful PFAS (aka ‘Forever Chemic
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Shoresearch training

Shoresearch Training with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

When: Sat 28th January, 10:00-15:00 Where:  Hannafore Point Hotel   Shoresearch is The Wildlife Trusts’ national citizen science survey of the rocky shore, the exciting world of extremes where the sea meets the land. It’s a great way to explore your local coast, learn
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Love Your Beach Day - beach clean

Love Your Beach Day Clean at Seaton

When: Sat 10th February, 12:00 – 13:30 Where: Seaton, meet in the beach cafe carpark   What better way to show your love for the beaches than to join our friendly group to clean Seaton Beach? All kit will be provided, all we ask is that you come along in suitable clothing a
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February Half Term Rock Pool Ramble

February Half Term Rockpool Ramble

When: Sunday 11th February, 12:00 – 13:30 Where: Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station   Join us for the first public rockpooling session of the year! At this event suitable for the whole family, we’ll explore the fascinating rocky shore and learn about the int
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Tuna talk

Talk & Meeting: Occurrence and migrations of Atlantic bluefin tuna off the UK with Tom Horton

When: Tuesday 20th Feb, 18:15-20:15 Where: RNLI, Looe       Atlantic bluefin tuna returned to waters off the UK and Ireland almost a decade ago, and since 2018 scientists have been studying this iconic species. When did these apex predators return to waters off the UK?
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Fathoms Free talk

Talk & Meeting: The Plight of Ghost Fishing Gear in our Oceans with John Kent, Chair of Fathoms Free

When: Tuesday 19th March, 18:15-20:15 Where: RNLI   Fathoms Free are a group of marine conservationists and divers who gather the abandoned and lost fishing gear from our shores and seabed. This includes nets, crab pots and hooks, some of which can survive for hundreds of years u
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Easter Beach Clean

Easter Beach Clean

When:  Saturday 30th March, 14:00 – 15:30 Where: Seaton, meet in Seaton Beach Cafe carpark   Want to play your part in cleaning up our ocean? Well, there’s no better place to start than at your local beach clean. All equipment is provided, all we ask is that you come along
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Easter Rock Pool Ramble

Easter Rockpool Ramble

When: Sunday 7th April, 11:00 – 12:30 Where: Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station   If you’ve ever wondered what lives in the rockpools near you, then join our local experts at our rockpool ramble to find out! Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and lea
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Clean Ocean Sailing Talk

Talk & AGM: Clean Ocean Sailing with Alan Green

When: Tuesday 16th April, 18:15-20:15 Where: RNLI & on zoom       With the help of the 112-year-old sailing boat ‘Annette’ and other smaller crafts, the Clean Ocean Sailing (COS) crew sail and paddle to remote, inaccessible places to clean up our Cornish coast. They
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Beach clean

Beach Clean

When:  Saturday 27th April, 14:00-15:30 Where:  Stinkers Cove, Talland   Stinkers Cove is a small beach next to Talland Bay. It often has a significant amount of litter washed up but given its remoteness, it’s often missed by beach cleaners. Join us in an effort to rid the beach
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Beach Clean and BBQ

Beach Clean & Early Summer Social with a BBQ/Picnic

When:   Saturday 11th May, 13:30-15:00 (Beach Clean), 15:00 onwards (BBQ/picnic) Where:  Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station     Before holding an early summer gathering on the beach, we’ll carry out a beach clean along the Hannafore shoreline/rocky shore. The
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Protecting Special Places (Photo: Matt Slater)

Talk & Meeting: Protecting a Special Place: The Looe-Whitsand Bay Marine Conservation Zone with Abby Crosby

When: Tuesday 21st May, 18:15-20:15 Where: RNLI   Come and learn from an expert on Marine Conservation Zones, our marine nature reserves! Find out how they help protect a range of nationally important, rare or threatened habitats and species. In her talk, Abby will focus on the i
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May rock pool ramble

May Half Term Rockpool Ramble

When:  Saturday 25th May, 13:00 – 14:30 Where: Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station   Join local marine biologists as we explore the rocky shore, finding and learning about the amazing critters that live on it! Starfish, crabs, fish, and anemones will all feat
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Looe MCG June Meeting

When: Tuesday 18th June, 19:00-20:00 Where: RNLI   Join volunteers at our monthly meeting. Topics will include upcoming events & ongoing campaigns. For any queries, please email looemcg.events@gmail.com.   Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. This is a FREE event b
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Looe MCG July Meeting

When: Tues 16th July, 19:00-20:00 Where: RNLI   Join volunteers at our monthly meeting. Topics will include upcoming events & ongoing campaigns. For any queries, please email looemcg.events@gmail.com.   Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. This is a FREE event but
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National Marine Week - Beach Explorers

National Marine Week Beach Explorers/meet your local Marine Conservation Group

When:  Saturday 27th July, 14:30 – 16:00 Where: Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station   Before we explore the rock pools (starting at 4pm) why not come along and explore the beach? Looe MCG will be running a beach stall to celebrate National Marine Week. We’ll
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National Marine Week Rockpool Ramble

National Marine Week: Rockpool Ramble

When:  Saturday 27th July, 16:00 – 17:30 Where: Hannafore Beach, meet below the coastguard station   Join us during National Marine Week to explore the rocky shore! Delve into gullies, crevices & rockpools to uncover some of the amazing creatures that live in our waters
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Snorkel Safari

Snorkel Safari

When:  Friday 2nd August Where: Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station   Join us for an underwater extravaganza! In this event, trained snorkel guides with help you explore the hidden wonders of Looe’s marine environment.   Full details will be posted neare
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