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RSPBHelp the RSPB recover from the worst storm in 60 years.

As the full impacts of the storm hit, it quickly became apparent that this was going to be devastating. Homes, businesses, landmarks and habitats were suddenly going to be hit by a wall of water. It’s left a trail of destruction all along our coastline.

What the RSPB will be doing

The most extensive damage was at their Snettisham, Havergate and Dingle nature reserves, but other reserves didn’t escape the damage.

At Snettisham, the concrete access track and shingle beach have been completely stripped away. Usually, Snettisham is two gravel pits separated by a causeway footpath. Having been topped up with millions of gallons of seawater it was now one massive lake. We must get rid of the water in readiness for when the breeding birds return.

In the summer, the shingle beach is a profusion of yellows, pinks and blues from shingle plants, but now seaweed is strewn up where shingle once was, and silt mud covers the path. The flowers have been replaced with plastic barrels, bottles and rope. One hide is tottering on the edge of the lake, at 45 degrees; one has been lost altogether.

To read more about the wonderful work the RSPB are doing or to donate, simply click here.

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