However, no easy way existed for local people to lend a hand and get involved and so a conservation group, the Friends of the Towans, was formed in 2015. This has now developed into a charity and is expanding its operation all the time.
Volunteers undertake practical habitat management work through the year, although the main focus is during autumn and winter, when scrub vegetation such as gorse and brambles, is removed from the grassy areas to improve the habitat. We normal have a bone-warming bonfire, sometimes with baked potatoes too!
Other activities include litter picking and beach cleaning, but we also carry out wildlife monitoring and run guided walks to help us all to learn more about the Towans’ wildlife and history.