The Marine Mission to celebrate World Wetlands Day is back!!

Our free event, supported by Butterfield, is being held on Sunday, 29 January at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, between 11am and 4pm.

Islanders and visitors are invited to come and support our ‘Marine Mission’ to celebrate, discover and learn about how to protect the richness and biodiversity of Jersey’s marine environments. Islanders will be able to learn about marine conservation, get hands on with some marine crafts and have the opportunity to meet local marine scientists and experts from JMC and several other local organisations who work to protect, promote or engage with nature, the natural world, and the Island’s wetlands!

Come and find out all about the incredible work being carried out across the island!

Visitors can also get up close to Jersey’s marine life, with the popular Butterfield Marine Watch Touch Tank – an eco-system which replicates a natural rock pool, allowing attendees to interact with the local marine life.

Check out our Facebook event page for more details.


Action for Wildlife
Alderney Wildlife Trust
Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark
Blue Marine Foundation
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Butterfield Bank
JICAS Dolphin Project
Environmental Department
Grace Bailey Underwater Photography
Jersey Biodiversity Centre

Jersey Life Boat Association
Jersey Marine Conservation Arts & Crafts
Jersey Marine Conservation Projects
Jersey Marine Conservation Touch Tank
Jersey National Park
Jersey Ramsar Management Authority
Jersey Walk/Kayak Adventures
John Ovenden Photography
Leithe Gie Art – Shell Decorating

Société Jersiaise Marine Biology Section
National Trust
Plastic Free Jersey
Ports of Jersey
Sea Cadets
Shaped by the Ocean Jewellery
Wet Wheels
Wetland Archaeology


The Butterfield design-a-tea towel competition is now closed and entries will be displayed at the Marine Mission event.

Our judging panel have selected the ‘Puffer Squad’ Team design from First Tower as the overall winner!

The competition was run in partnership with Butterfield Bank Jersey and as part of our Marine Mission. We invited year four and five pupils to enter and create a tea towel design using the Butterfield template that celebrates Jersey’s wetlands, rock pools and the marine creatures found there, and demonstrates the importance these play in our island life.

The Jersey Marine Conservation Tea Towel

Elements from the designs from each of the schools that took part were combined, by local artist Heather Barette, to create a collage in the shape of the Jersey.

Come along to the Marine Mission Event for your chance to purchase one!

(All money from the tea towel sales will go back to the charity for us to continue our work)

Check out our favourite designs from each of the other schools that took part!