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Pagham Harbour

Pagham Harbour
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Kate Hampson, Visitor Services Warden, would like to tell you more about what's happening at Pagham Harbour.

Pagham Harbour - giving nature a home for 50 years!

2014 is the 50th year since the designation of Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve. We will be running special events throughout the year to mark this landmark occasion, and we are keen to involve as many people as possible in the celebrations. We are looking for you to share your stories of the harbour - personal tales, fond memories, and historical source material such as letters, photos, documents, to build a useful and interesting archive. We will then look to use the information as the basis for special projects which could include a public exhibition, an aural history, an interactive web-based timeline, the production of a leaflet marking our 50 years and so on. We hope to encourage collaborative research and discussion between staff, volunteers and the communities around the reserve to paint a colourful and informative picture of the harbour. How will you contribute? For more information, or to get involved call Kate Hampson on 01243 641508 or email

Forthcoming events. There’s always something great going on at the harbour, this is what is coming up:

Sat 15 Feb                       Wildfowl & Wader Walk                     10.30am - 1.00pm                                                                    

Mon 17 Feb                     Bird Box & Feeder Bonanza             1.30 - 3.30pm

Thurs 20 Feb                   Wild Goose Chase (family trail)           1 - 3pm

Sat 8 March                    Stories of the Sea (Creative Writing workshop)    11am - 3.30pm

Sun 9 March                   Make a Minibeast Manor                    1 - 3pm

Sat 15 March                  Wildfowl & Wader Walk                      11am – 1.30pm

 Families, everyday throughout the February half term holiday, hire an explorers backpack from the Visitor Centre and head out to discover the wonderful wildlife of the Reserve! For more information or to book your place on any of our activities please call us on 01243 641508, or email

 Seeking volunteer event leaders!

We are looking for people with great people skills to help us to run our events – especially given that this is our 50th anniversary year. If you would like to get involved and have 1 day a month to spare then call us on 01243 641508 or email

 If you have an issue or question, please email Pagham Harbour on, or ring 01243 641508.