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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Planting to start at South Pond

April 20th, 2018

The next stage of work to improve South Pond, Midhurst will start in May when native aquatic plants including ragged robin, marsh marigold and yellow water lily will be planted around and on the southern islands. These areas will then be netted to prevent ducks and geese from eating the young plants. The nets will […]

Have you seen this plant?

April 6th, 2018

Himalayan balsam may look pretty but it’s an invasive species which out-competes native species and, if left uncontrolled, will spread throughout our water courses and beyond. During spring and early summer National Park rangers and volunteers will be out working hard to clear it. The impressive sounding GB Non-native Species Secretariat (NSS) describes Himalayan balsam, […]

On the ground in March 2018

March 28th, 2018

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in March 2018: Created a scrape in a lesser-known corner of Heyshott Common and cleared encroaching birch and pine. Woodlark, common lizard and Snipe were seen investigating the mown area […]

New Farmer Group for the Rother Valley

March 26th, 2018

The Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT), the organisation that helps to protect and enhance the Rivers Rother and Arun and wider catchment has announced that the recent Rother Valley Farmer Group (RVFG) application to the Natural England Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has been successful. The development of the RVFG bid was funded through money raised […]

On the Ground in February 2018

March 8th, 2018

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our Rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in February 2017. Started building barn owl boxes ahead of the nesting season and trained on how to check barn owl boxes with an ecologist from the Hawk Conservency. Stayed up […]

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