North Wales is trialling seagrass restoration in the Holyhead Bay.

In an effort largely supported by volunteers and landowners, Stena Line, 50,000 seeds have been planted, covering 150 m2 near Holyhead.

This followed a successful community meet at Holyhead Sailing Club in March 2024.

Pen Llŷn a'r Sarnau special area of conservation officer Alison Palmer Hargrave said: "It has been fantastic to start the planting trials on Anglesey.

"I’d like to say a big thank you to all those that took part and helped make it successful.

"We also met some great people at a recent drop-in session in Holyhead, and I’m looking forward to working with them in the coming months."

North Wales Chronicle: More than 50,000 seeds have been planted

The planting sites in Penrhos Headland and Penrhyn in Holyhead Bay were selected based on local ecological knowledge and the presence of small seagrass patches.

Volunteers will return in autumn to monitor progress and inform future seagrass planting plans.

North Wales Chronicle: They have covered an area of 150 m2

This planting forms part of the Seagrass Ocean Rescue North Wales programme.

Coordinated by WWF, Project Seagrass, North Wales Wildlife Trust, Pen Llŷn a'r Sarnau SAC, and Swansea University, the programme plans to plant seagrass over an area of ten hectares of between 2022 and 2026.

They plan is made possible thanks to funding, from the likes of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, and Moondance Foundation.

Further involvement opportunities lie in upcoming planting events, seed collection, seagrass festivals, and community meetups.

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