Watch our 100 Species project take shape
Restoration Forth is a community led project to restore seagrass meadows and native oysters in the Firth of Forth. The key aim is to start restoring health and biodiversity, and forge new connections between local communities and the sea.
To help compliment the restoration work, the 100 species project aims to show that Restoration Forth is not just putting back these two key species in a vacuum. Through restoration it aims to create and maintain a better habitat for the hundreds of important species that live in the Forth, and about which many people are unaware.
Through 100 Species we aim to help us all to see this bigger picture, research the amazing diversity in the Forth, and understand the species living in it or only just surviving in it as they are (sometimes critically) endangered. All with an underpin of how seagrass and oysters can help them all.
100 of these species, from tiny bacteria to whales, have been selected and distributed between the Restoration Forth Community Hubs.
We are delighted to have such great support and are enjoying seeing it come together as you all share your creations with us. We hope you enjoy watching the project take shape as much as we do.
Let's consider oysters and seagrass first
Enjoy the amazing species that share the Forth
and the amazing creations participants wish were included...
The project is triggering key messages from creators
Dive into the creations in your local area
You can also get involved by picking one of the selected 100 species – from tiny bacteria to whales – learn about and then create something to celebrate them – this could be a painting, model, sculpture, jewellery, something knitted, sewn, welded or carved, a poem, a song or a play, ‘a short video’ – let your imagination run wild! You can do this as an individual or better still work as a group.
You’ll find all the details about getting involved here.