Estuaries & Coast
The low lying landscape of Suffolk’s five estuaries allows for beautiful views across salt and grazing marsh, through the mudflats and out to sea. These valuable habitats are internationally important for migratory birds and support a host of other wildlife.
Though separated only by a few miles, the diversity of the estuaries is something to behold. The estuaries hold many treasures and have significant community support. This is epitomised in the estuary partnerships.
The Alde & Ore Estuary Partnership
The Alde & Ore Estuary Partnership (AOEP) was formed in May 2012 with a membership representing parishes and local interests. The AOEP take on the responsibility for managing a sustainable future for river defences in the estuary.
The Blyth Estuary Partnership
The Blyth estuary is 4 miles long, starting at Blythburgh and finishing at Southwold Harbour. The conservation of the Blyth and it’s traditions is the intention of the Blyth Estuary Partnership.
The Stour & Orwell Estuaries Management Group
The Stour & Orwell Estuaries Management Group has been operating since the 1990s to promote the sustainable management and use of the estuaries to conserve landscape and wildlife.