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
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
In this short report, we will look at the problems we are experiencing with the Island’s water supplies and marine environment.
We are in today’s Times newspaper, and Jacqui Carrel, SOS Jersey’s environmental scientist, gets an honourable mention:
Given how we were attacked last summer by the DfI (formerly TTS) for being alarmist, we think its important to point out that the warnings (headlines) from this article in The Times aren’t ours and come from French toxicologists.
We are in today’s Times newspaper, and Dave Cabeldu, SOS Jersey’s Co-ordinator, gets an honourable mention:
Today saw an oral question from Senator Sarah Ferguson (plus supplementaries from Deputies Andrew Lewis and Monford Tadier) on the levels of nitrates being discharged from the Bellozanne sewage effluent outflow into St Aubin’s Bay and the legality of the levels.
SOS Jersey are to help and work with Environmental Science students from Brittany with their coastline studies, including sea lettuce research.
This response is with reference to the article in the Jersey Evening Post (Monday 03 October 2016), ‘Environment hit back over alarmist pollution claims’ and a couple of other erroneous statements we have heard/seen on the media.
Water Quality in St Aubin’s Bay over the Summer of 2016 ~ A Study Summary by SOS Jersey, September 2016 ~
SOS J member Jacqui Carrel, Environmental Scientist on our team was interviewed by Channel ITV and the BBC yesterday about the sea lettuce problem and how the Sates’ approach is wrong; here are the interviews:
In the wake of our sea lettuce report, SOSJ Committee Member Jacqui Carrel spent time on the beach this morning being interviewed by Channel TV and BBC TV (Jersey & SW UK) about the sea lettuce problem. Here’s a brief
Here’s why we think the ‘Big Blue Bobber’ won’t work:
St Aubin’s Bay on the south coast is blighted by sea lettuce, and the problem is spreading. Locals and tourists are being affected and businesses are being hit. So far, little has been done to sort out the problem. Read
We were astonished and dismayed to read last week’s JEP story where Ministers were quoted saying there was nothing to be done about our burgeoning sea lettuce problem! Why the astonishment and dismay? Well,
On Tuesday night (28 Oct 2014) three members of SOSJ attended a TTS presentation by invited speaker Dr Kieran Conlan on our sea lettuce (ulva) problem. Apart from the estimated tonnage lying stranded in the bay 9,000 tonnes, with between
In recognition of their longstanding and important stakeholder role with the island’s environmental and closely associated matters, Michael du Pre (SOSJ Chairman) and David Cabeldu (SOSJ Coordinator) were invited to a discussion with the Chief Minister on 18 September 2014 about
SOSJ friend and colleague Chris Perkins sent us photographs of St Aubin’s bay showing what we believe is because of the phenomenon known as eutrophication. This is how it looked on Wednesday evening: