Maylands Samphires

Thank you to everyone that braved the inclement weather today to come and plant in the Maylands Samphires. Samphire saltmarshes provide high-tide feeding and roosting areas, as well as important breeding habitat for resident shorebird species, especially our beloved local Pelicans. Our Samphire areas help to reduce erosion and flooding by reducing water flow; they filter pollution, and reduce the load of suspended sediment entering the river environment, and thus help to purify the waters. Saltmarshes also help to regulate salinity levels, and play an important role in soluble nutrient recycling (they play a critical role in storing and releasing nutrients such as phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon, as well as trace elements).

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