The Future Goose
We asked people to write their thoughts about the estuary in the future, how it might be changing, what people might like to see and perhaps their concerns.
We are all nature. Please keep it clean & natural for birds, fish and humanity.
I would love to see some kind of animal sanctuary, learn more about the specific animals in the Exe.
A precious place – let’s keep looking, learning + loving.
The input of plastics, as they break down into fragments. The effect on habitat quality.
R P Moseley
The closer the future is to the Estuary’s distant past, the better.
My concern is that the cliff will erode and it won’t be safe to walk under the cliff. I don’t want to lose the cliff field.
Protect it so the birds keep living here.
Is flooding on the Exe expected to increase over time?
We hope to see every effort made to conserve the area for wildlife.
I worry about the sand shifts – losing the dunes, losing the sand from our beach – that change the make-up of our sandy shores.
I hope the flora and fauna will remain to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
We’d like a new station at Exminster.
I’d like to try paddleboarding.
We don’t like jet skis.
I hope I can sail my dinghy.
I’d like to see cat’s eyes / better lighting on cycle path (Exmouth sea F). Modern planning, eco friendly info boards. More bins on Topsham cycle path. Concerns long term environmental impact / management.
Sophie Victoria Moore
Selfish thought: the estuary has been overrun with people this year, my hope is that they will forget these lovely places….
Less plastic pollution.
Sea levels rising due to climate change
Will it be a busy waterway?
A regular swimming hole?
Less motorised boat traffic in the area where birds nest and feed.
Picnic tables and seats.
I want the estuary to be clean enough to swim in. I want the salmon to return.
Worries that the entrance is silting up and boats won’t be able to come in and out of the river if not dredged.
Sustainability in tourism and fishing industries
* Lots of wildlife * fun activities, boats, sailing, bikes, children’s games, rides.
We must preserve its ability to support biodiversity in all its aspects.
-Needs to be managed well.
-Really positive that people are thinking about its future.
We need to project it for the sake of the wildlife and for our own wellbeing
Will it silt up?
Will Dawlish Warren wash away?
Will every other person be walking around in a Dryrobe?
I hope it stays accessible to as many people as possible for as many uses as possible in years to come.
The rubbish that people leave behind can hurt the wildlife.
With increase in luxury home building it’s going to lose its rural aspect. But much more awareness now.
I worry that dogs will overrun the beaches!
Your entry here…