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This site provides detailed information on the sand dunes of the Sefton coast in North West England
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Coastal Change
A History
  Physical Forces
Growth & Erosion
Future Change
Managing Change
Primary Succession
Model of Succession
The Strand Line
Embryo Dunes
Mobile Dunes
Blow Outs
Semi-fixed Dunes
Fixed Dunes
Dune Slacks
Dune Heath
Vegetation/Soil Data
Studying Succession
Pine Plantations
Project Objectives
Project Partners
Project Funding
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Project Partners

English Nature the statutory body which achieves, enables and promotes nature conservation in England was rebranded Natural England after the project ended.

The Sefton Coast Management Scheme is a voluntary, working partnership of landowners, government agencies and organisations representing nature conservation, sport and recreation and tourism. It co-ordinates management of the dune coast between the Mersey and Ribble estuaries in north west England, and is led by Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council. The Sefton Coast Management Scheme is now the Sefton Coast Partnership.

The Sefton Coast Life Project (1995 - 1999) supported nature conservation in and around the Sefton Coast candidate Special Area of Conservation area. It was a partnership between Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, English Nature and the National Trust. The project was co-financed by the European Commission through the Life-Nature fund. Liverpool Hope University College is an ecumenical higher education institution educating the whole person in mind, body and spirit. It is working with the Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project. The project is co-ordinated at Liverpool Hope University College by Sally Edmondson and Paul Rooney of the Coastal Dune Research and Advisory Centre.

The Sands of Time Project is supported by the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside and the Merseyside Regionally Important Geological / geomorphological Group.

For more information about this project email at Liverpool Hope University.
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Liverpool Hope University worked with English Nature and the
Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project.