Who can become a warden

You don’t have to be an expert to get involved!

All you need is energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Free training is provided for all Coastal Wardens/Guardians!  NEKMPA (Thanet Coast) Wardens can gain hands-on experience on how to identify a diverse range of coastal and marine wildlife, whilst recording valuable information which will be used to protect the coastal wildlife.

By adopting a stretch of coast, volunteers can take part in our free informal training sessions
led by the Thanet Coast Project and organisations such as the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, the Kent Wildlife Trust, Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust and the Marine Conservation Society.

Core modules – for all wardens:

  • Coastal Warden/Guardian Induction & Activities Survey
  • Shore Life Identification

Optional extras – such as:

  • Coastal bird Identification
  • Organising a ‘beach clean’
  • National Wildlife recording schemes - shoresearch, capturing our coast

and many more, you decide! 

Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom




Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)