Can you capture Lincolnshire’s dynamic dunescapes on film?

Can you capture Lincolnshire’s dynamic dunescapes on film?

If you’re lucky enough to call the Lincolnshire coast ‘local’, then you could help gather video content for a new community art project

The Dynamic Dunescapes Project is working with local artists, Juneau Project, to create an exciting community animation. But they need short video clips to help them create a series of images, or frames, which will make up a film. Each frame of this film will then be painted by members of the community and turned into an animation.

Ben Sadler and Philip Duckworth from Juneau Projects said:
Unfortunately, we can't visit any of these locations at the moment, so your videos will help us get a sense of place and inspire the final animation."

Tish Cookson, Dynamic Dunescapes Engagement Officer, said:
“Anyone who is taking their lockdown exercise on the coast and that has a phone or camera can get involved. We need short video clips of the landscape and wildlife of the Lincolnshire coast. It could be from one of the nature reserves: Gibraltar Point, the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park or Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes, or from your nearest beach.”

It’s hoped that local residents on the Lincolnshire coast will get involved in the project and during this current lockdown will be able to collect some video footage. It could be a favourite view, the sun rising over the sea, gulls feeding in the surf, sanderling scampering along the shoreline, marram grass swaying in the wind or wherever people find inspiration or something that makes them smile in the natural environment of the Lincolnshire coast.

For more information and to submit video footage please visit the Dynamic Dunescapes website. 

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About Dynamic Dunescapes

Dynamic Dunescapes is a partnership project restoring sand dunes across England and Wales for the benefit of wildlife, people and communities, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the EU LIFE Programme. Project partners are Natural England, Plantlife, National Trust, Natural Resources Wales, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

The coastal dunes of England and Wales are internationally important habitats for wildlife, listed as one of the most threatened environments in Europe for biodiversity loss. These dunes are a sanctuary to rare species like the fen orchid, natterjack toad and sand lizard. But, dune management messaging supporting dune stabilisation over many decades has meant that dunes have become overgrown with vegetation. We now realise that this is putting protected wildlife at risk. Healthy sand dunes need to be free to move and be dynamic. Many species need areas of open sand to thrive, so this project will bring life back to the dunes by creating areas of open sand. Other specialised creatures need us to improve the dune slacks, as these often water-filled dips behind the dunes are important habitats for amphibians and birds. Invasive species will also be removed from the dunes and dune grasslands, to improve conditions for rare native plants to flourish. We will work with skilled local and national experts, and involve schools and local groups, volunteers and visitors of all ages and abilities to help rejuvenate our dunes.

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