Newsletter No21 26 April 2019
Dear Supporter of Friends of The Sound Of Jura
1. Introducing MarPAMM
Date: 2 May 2019
Venue: Lochgilphead Community Centre
Times: Drop in anytime between 2pm - 8pm
If you have some time free on Thursday, 2 May, you may wish drop in to an event at Lochgilphead Community Centre which will introduce MarPAMM, a new EU-funded Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring project.
Argyll is one of six MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) in Northern Ireland and Western Scotland which will benefit from MarPAMM's cross-border data collection project on the abundance, distribution and movement of marine protected species and habitats. A comprehensive MPA management plan for each of the areas will be produced by 2022, including a regional seabird model / a model of protected seabed dwelling species and habitats / a seal foraging and underwater noise model / and a coastal processes model.
The project's outputs will be of value to the Sound of Jura's sustainability so do go along if you can and find out more about what will be happening in our area.
The beautiful image above is taken from the MarPAMM website: http://www.mpa-management.eu
2. 14 May - hold the date for a special celebration!
Date: 14 May 2019
Venue: Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern.
As a Supporter of Friends of the Sound of Jura (FoSoJ) you are invited to attend a very special event in Ardfern on the evening of 14 May, to celebrate with CROMACH the launch in our area of an important marine conservation initiative - the first of its kind in Britain, so please hold the date and come along to enjoy some nibbles, raise a glass of bubbly, and to find out more.
FoSoJ hopes that as many people as possible from Tayvallich will be able to attend. Car-sharing will be invaluable in helping that to happen, and we will be contacting you about transport closer to the time.
3. Become a Supporter of FoSoJ ... and tell your friends about it!
FoSoJ is a marine conservation organisation which seeks to protect the Sound of Jura, the River Add and their users from threats to the area's wildlife and to the locaI economy. FoSoJ works in partnership with a number of coastal and other organisations to achieve its aims.
Please forward this email to as many members of your local community, friends, family and colleagues as you wish. FoSoJ will be keeping Supporters informed of local and national developments and initiatives, as well as updating you about issues of concern, by means of a regular email newsletter.
Being a Supporter of FoSoJ is completely free, but Supporters play a very important role in helping the organisation achieve its aims.
If you received this email from a friend or colleague and would like to join FoSoJ just press Reply and send us your name, and whereabouts (approximately) you live. Your email address will be kept in complete confidence and used only to keep you informed about marine conservation initiatives, FoSoJ events and activities.
The FoSoJ website is packed with interesting information and is always kept up to date:
With best wishes,