DCF Annual Conference 2023
A BIG thank you to everyone who came along and supported the DCF annual conference on the 27th September 2023 at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth. Thank-you for investing time into matters relating to the Dorset and BCP coast and we hope that you enjoyed the event, gained new knowledge and made some useful connections.
There were 15 inspiring presentations from a range of presenters and organisations, 12 information stands and lots of networking and catching up taking place with nearly 100 DCF members joining us!
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Welcome & DCF update presentation
Sessions 1 & 2 - Nature Recovery
Extending the Dorset Local Nature Recovery Strategy into the marine environment, Bridget Betts, Environment Team Manager & Amy Smith, Local Nature Recovery Officer, Dorset Council (presentation & workshop) »
Session 3 - Coastal Matters
Links to Ralph’s communication toolkits:
- Framing Nature Toolkit (publicinterest.org.uk) »
- Common Cause for Nature – Practitioners Guide.pdf (publicinterest.org.uk) »
- Speaking up for the Ocean Toolkit (sharktrust.org) »
Session 4 - Water Quality
Practicalities to reducing nutrients on a working farm, Poole Harbour Nutrient Management Scheme – unfortunately a representative from the scheme was not able to attend on the day and this was not presented – slides are not available.
Improving places with effective Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs) – Chris Osborne, Inland Flood Risk Manager, BCP Council & Katherine Van Etten, Senior Landscape Architect, Dorset Council (Katherine’s slides were kindly presented by Martin Whitchurch, Strategic Lead Greenspace & Conservation, BCP Council »