FREE BOOK! For a short time, we’re offering a free book with any donation. SOSJ projects are entirely funded by our own money and time and through public donations. We welcome all members, old and new! 100% of your donation
We are absolutely delighted and proud to announce that David Cabeldu, co-founder and Co-ordinator of SOS Jersey has been awarded an MBE ‘for services to the preservation of Jersey’s heritage and environment’. Congratulations and very well-deserved, Dave! Dave’s Christmas letter outlining
SOS Jersey wish you a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year that includes time around our beautiful coastline! Here’s a letter to you all from SOSJ’s founder and Co-ordinator, David Cabeldu.
Here’s an update on our sampler-volunteers request, and a link to a radio interview on the subject.
WANTED – CAN YOU HELP? [PLEASE SHARE]. We’re looking for a University graduate, undergraduate or A level student with interest in marine biology for a few afternoons next month (July).
Jersey is a beautiful island and still largely unspoiled, but successive administrations have paid scant regard to the environment. For example: We face an annual scourge of sea lettuce We have ended up burying our asbestos problem (but watch here
Well, it’s starting to happen again! Here are our previous posts on the contentious matter of the proposed Zephyrus apartments.
Up until now, our ‘Ramsar’ information has been under the ‘Concern’ category. Following two successful meetings with interested parties, we seem to be back on track, and we’re tentatively upgrading this to ‘OK’.
Good news from the UK today! They have announced the banning of manufacturing products containing microbeads in the UK today, and a ban on selling them this July. This is great news, and we fully support it. We suggest people
Here is a write-up of what we covered in our conference last month. Please share! If you have any questions, do contact us. We will also be covering the presentation again on Tuesday 7th November st St Brelade’s Parish Hall,
We hope these are of interest/help to you – this will be updated on an ongoing basis.
You are cordially invited to a short presentation and Q&A session at The Town Hall on Thursday 19th October, from 19.00-21.00.
The States of Jersey hosted an international conference on sea lettuce on Thursday 05 and Friday 06 October 2017. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but went nonetheless; our representative, environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel’s details weren’t included on the delegate list either;
The States of Jersey are hosting an international conference on sea lettuce today and tomorrow. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but will be there, at The Grand, covering both days.
Here is a post from a year ago today – let’s find out how we’ve progressed (or not) since then. First, however, look at this picture taken today (and weep), and go down and smell the sulphurous odours in St Aubin’s
Today SOS Jersey will be represented up at Groove de Lecq, in the Grève de Lecq Barracks ‘Utopia’ area – this area is free to attend. Do come and chat with us at our table! We will be giving two short talks
Today the States’ Environment Department have stated furrowing will not work to help alleviate the sea lettuce problem, so the project will not continue. It appears, however, they will carry on with the ‘dumping at sea’ project. Save Our Shoreline
The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline our concerns as to
Our roving reporter had a look at the furrows just after lunch when the furrows were beginning to be exposed after a second high tide since the initial ploughing was carried out, and then again at low tide. Our thoughts
Thanks to a tip-off from a helpful member of the public, we were able to get down to La Haule in St Aubin’s to watch the furrowing commencing. Here’s what we saw, and why, and our thoughts on it.
Basically there are various strands to what’s going on; there is more detail but, in essence:
We hope to be wrong, but we fear the sea lettuce blooms, which are the scourge of St Aubin’s Bay, will be back in force this year. Here is a brief report on what’s happening (or not) at the moment
SOS Jersey are moderately pleased to report that the pile of contaminated soil at the IFC was at least (mostly) covered today. We wonder why, however,
ASBESTOS – HOW MUCH & WHAT PROTECTION? …And what is Environmental Health doing? SOS Jersey are strongly concerned with the asbestos situation regarding the SoJDC excavations for the International Finance Centre.
If you saw our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel on the news earlier saying we think on the face of it hotelier Steve Beddoe’s plans for developing the area alongside the Avenue at West Mount are good, she did say that.
Earlier today we were contacted by Channel 103, asking us about our thoughts in the latest planning submission on the area around Kepple Tower. As you may recall, we helped 96-year-old Mary Herold with her dispute
Jacqui is in today’s JEP (p6, Fri 17 Feb 2017) giving our thoughts on using boats to take the sea lettuce piles out to sea. While the JEP gives accurate quotes, they aren’t assigned to right bits in all cases!
Yesterday, SOS Jersey looked at the proposed plans for a new boardwalk around La Folie. Currently, unless you are in a car, nimble on your feet, or a confident cyclist, it’s a dodgy area to negotiate.
It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief overview of what
Thanks to the Infrastructure Department (DoI) for inviting SOS Jersey to see the new Sewage Treatment Works (STW) plans. There are pros and cons for any design and this has been the one chosen to go with, assuming all planning