At 7.30am County Council Ranger Dougal Urquart will lead a special guided walk along the coastal path at Cudmore Grove Country Park on Mersea Island. Oystercatchers, skylarks and butterflies are among the things you should be able to see. There are limited places on the walk, parking is free for Planet Essex walkers and you can book your place by calling the BBC Essex Helpline 01245 348348.
From 9am until 1230 presenter, Dave Monk, will be opposite the Arches Cafes at the Westcliff end of Southend seafront. Come and make your green pledge on the Planet Essex tree (yes it is a real tree and we'll try and help your green dreams grow). The programme will be broadcast live including a look at how green energy can change your life, and your bank balance! Essex County Council will have free poppy seeds to give away and Angela Lodge from the BBC Essex Helpline will be asking are women greener than men? You can come along and see Dave, Angela and the team from 9am until 1230.
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Between 1 and 4pm we're live at the RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes, a derelict site which has been transformed into a wildlife haven. Steve will be talking recycling, energy and urban sprawl.
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Between 4 and 7pm we're reporting live from the headquarters of the Essex Wildlife Trust at Great Wigborough near Colchester. The Trust is one of the foremost conservation organisations in the county and operates reserves across the whole county.
If you are a family with children aged between five and 12 then you can join us at Great Wigborough between 4 and 6pm to taste test Essex Food and take part in sweep netting for bugs. Please book by calling the BBC Essex Helpline 01245 348348.