Parkstone Bay Marina – Engagement Pop-up, 11th April 2024

Parkstone Bay Marina – Engagement Pop-up, 11th April 2024

Eco-mooring and Harbour Sea School Day! The SBMP team will be bringing along our display eco-mooring for friends and users of Parkstone Bay Marina with lots of fun activities for all ages from 10am – 2pm – why not join us?

Come see us at Parkstone Bay Marina, Turks Lane, Poole BH14 8EW

Donate to Studland Bay Appeal

Donate to Studland Bay Appeal

NEW for 2024 – The SBMP have a new way to donate and support marine conservation and the ongoing maintenance of the eco-moorings at Studland – the project is not for profit so all donations will be used to support our core aims.

Donate to Studland Bay Appeal HERE

We will also be introducing the payment app link in time for the new boating season.  

If you currently have any questions on the above, please contact sara.parker@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Local marine partnership receives funding to deliver innovative conservation projects in Studland Bay, Dorset

Local marine partnership receives funding to deliver innovative conservation projects in Studland Bay, Dorset

The Studland Bay Marine Partnership has been awarded £186,000 from the Marine Management Organisation’s Fisheries and Seafood Scheme to support the conservation of Studland Bay’s precious marine ecosystems.

The new funding, which has been secured following a successful funding bid with Dorset Council, will contribute to a larger £248,000 conservation project to support this special site, the wildlife that live there, and the water users who enjoy it.  

The project, which will see an additional 57 eco-moorings installed in the bay, and the continuation of the partnership’s research and monitoring programme, will be delivered by the Studland Bay Marine Partnership.

Funds from the award will also be used to complete the formulisation of the partnership, provide more information for boat users in the Studland and Poole harbour marina areas, and continue an engagement programme, led by the Dorset Coast Forum, throughout 2024 and beyond.

See full press release here> Studland Bay Marine Partnership received funding to deliver innovative conservation projects

Images credit: boatfolk

As seen on BBC’s Springwatch 2023 

As seen on BBC’s Springwatch 2023 

Watch BBC Springwatch presenter Megan McCubbin as she explains why marine conservation and the voluntary no anchor zone (VNAZ) at Studland Bay is so important and how an eco-mooring protects the precious seagrass. 

Our next phase eco-mooring installations are now here! 

Our next phase eco-mooring installations are now here! 

The SBMP are proud to announce a further win for marine wildlife and boaters alike at Studland Bay, as the next installation of an additional 21 eco-moorings is now complete. This follows the 10 that were installed in 2021. In addition, 12 existing moorings have been converted into eco-moorings (belonging to private owners) bringing the total number installed in the bay to 43.