Project Seagrass Announced as official Show Charity

29 Oct 2021

BoatLife is committed to using the Boat Show as an opportunity to promote boating best practice and to support charities that are making a positive impact in this area, and at the heart of that commitment is a partnership with Project Seagrass.

Project Seagrass is an environmental charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through education, influence, research and action.

BoatLife is working closely with Project Seagrass to share positive messages and raise money to continue their good work in research and action. Project Seagrass will be at the show and will tell us more on the Live Stage.

Why seagrass?

Seagrasses are flowering plants that live in shallow sheltered areas along our coast. These sensitive plants are different from seaweed and form bright green leaves. These leaves form large, dense meadows under the sea. Like the coral reefs and rainforest’s of the tropics, these underwater gardens are full of life, hosting many animals of different shapes, colours and sizes.

However, like rainforest’s and coral reefs, these incredible underwater gardens are threatened. Globally, estimates suggest we lose an area of seagrass around the same size as two football pitches every hour. Protecting what is left is vital.