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NEWS FEED: Funding

Community Heroes: Meon Valley Archaeological Heritage Group

July 5th, 2018

You could travel along the A32 at Exton a hundred times and still have no idea that you’d passed through the centre of an archaeological treasure but, thanks to the Meon Valley Archaeological Heritage Group, we now know a lot more about life here 2,000 years ago. The remains of a hall found on one […]

Fen defenders

March 8th, 2018

In December 2016 residents on the edge of Winchester had a grumble about the state of the waste-ground in front of their homes. But what began as a casual chat became a huge community effort to restore the local fen for wildlife. It’s fair to say that Clausentum Fen, a fragment of the Itchen Valley […]

South Downs Food Tourism Project wins Government Grant

December 6th, 2016

Sussex-based Natural Partnerships has been awarded a grant from the new Government ‘Championing British Food Tourism’ scheme, to help support ‘foodie’ tourism to the South Downs region, it was announced by Defra this week. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “Food is at the heart of our culture and we want it to be at the […]

£1.44 million lottery funding will help endangered heathland wildlife

September 2nd, 2016

Ambitious work to restore and reunite areas of rare heathland in the South Downs National Park will start this autumn thanks to a £1.44 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). South Downs heaths are not only home to rare plants and animals – such as the sand lizard, woodlark and silver-studded blue butterfly […]

World Ranger Day

July 29th, 2016

It takes a special kind of species to care for the habitats of the South Downs National Park. Our rangers dedicate their time to looking after our landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage and finding ways to help people understand and enjoy them. Our rangers have been involved in many of our biggest achievements this year, […]

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