4th October 2009 was an important date for people-powered protests in Jersey – a line was drawn.
On this date 7,000 islanders of all ages and abilities came together in a peaceful protest organised by the National Trust for Jersey. Islanders stood shoulder to shoulder and formed a human chain from Le Braye to just short of to make a statement that it was time to draw a line under the steady increase in inappropriate coastal developments in Jersey.
The people called for protection of our precious coastline and two years later, the Jersey National Park was officially endorsed by the States of Jersey.
The National Park now covers 2,145 hectares – 16% of the Island’s land mass.