Friends of the Towans has carried out more than 1,500 hours of practical conservation work since becoming a registered charity a year ago. Our AGM, which takes place on 7th November, offers an opportunity to hear more about this work.

FOTT was formed to enable local people to become directly involved in the management of the nationally important coastal landscape between Hayle and Godrevy.

Our enthusiastic team of volunteers is led by Towans Ranger Martin Rule. Martin said: “We’ve had a very busy year, involving many people in activities including wildlife monitoring and beach cleaning, as well as practical habitat conservation.

“We’ve run guided walks on subjects such as botany and birdwatching, and launched the Friends of the Towans Art Club, with a series of outdoor drawing and painting sessions at various sites across the dunes. In recent weeks, we’ve been working with local schools as part of the Wave Project.

“Anybody is welcome to attend the AGM, to learn more about our work and maybe get involved. Following a brief business meeting, esteemed local botanist Dr Colin French will give a fascinating illustrated talk, entitled Hayle Towans: Cornwall’s Coral Reef. If you’re curious about that title, come along to find out why this area is one of Cornwall’s richest wildlife sites.”

The AGM takes place at Connor Downs School, near Hayle, at 7pm on 7th November.

To find out more, contact Towans Ranger Martin Rule on 07854 123877 or email