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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Heathland area the size of 70 football pitches conserved

June 28th, 2018

An area of heathland the size of 70 football pitches (50 ha) has been conserved over the past year through the Heathlands Reunited project –  a partnership of 11 organisations in the South Downs National Park working together to create bigger, better, more joined up heathlands. The five-year project which started in 2016 covers 34 […]

Primary school pupils take part in John Muir Award

June 19th, 2018

Pupils at Bury CE Primary School spent four days discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing their experiences of heathland in the South Downs National Park during the Spring Term. Two trips, funded by the Heathlands Reunited project, allowed pupils to explore two heathland sites near their school. Discover: The journey started in January, in Bury Schools […]

Apprentices wanted for South Downs National Park

June 18th, 2018

A new apprenticeship programme for young people interested in conservation and the environment will launch in the South Downs National Park this September. The programme, run by the National Park Authority and supported by the Foyle Foundation, includes seven new roles including four apprentice rangers, two business administration apprentices and a digital marketing apprentice. Trevor […]

On the ground in May 2018

June 8th, 2018

From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park Rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […]

What makes our coastline special

June 8th, 2018

At the eastern end of the National Park the South Downs tumble to the sea in an iconic stretch of chalk cliff and river mouth. This dramatic landscape – which takes in Seaford Head, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head – is officially called the Sussex Heritage Coast and we need your help to […]

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