Newlyn has been selected as a pilot for a new Eco-Reef to trial a nature-based solution to coastal defences
The project will extend the existing breakwater using custom-made blocks to promote marine organism colonisation.
The blocks will be made with granite by-products from a local quarry, to promote a circular economy and keep carbon emissions to a minimum.
The overall aim of the SARCC project is to increase knowledge, awareness and uptake of nature-based solutions (NBS) for coastal defences and management.
This is fantastic news for the community of Newlyn and is another step on the road to tackling the climate emergency.