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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Walk the Heath Week – review

September 5th, 2018

In August we ran our first guided walk programme ‘Walk the Heath Week’, with seven entertaining and educational walks. Each walk was led by South Downs National Park Rangers or heathland site managers who took the opportunity to highlight the benefits that having actively manged heathlands can bring to local communities and individuals. Every walk […]

Lynchmere Common Bioblitz

September 5th, 2018

More than 100 people, young and old, joined us at Lynchmere Common on 31 July to discover more about their local heathland. The day of discovery saw SDNPA Rangers, National Trust Rangers and local volunteers coming together to lead a series of exciting and informative wildlife walks for local families, the majority of whom had […]

Volunteer with Heathlands Reunited

September 5th, 2018

Practical management season has arrived! This can only take place between September and March each year to avoid disturbing wildlife. As we enter our third winter works season our partners need your help. During a practical management task on the heath you will probably be asked to ‘scrub bash’ which involves pulling up species such […]

Thank you for sticking to the paths!

September 5th, 2018

Ground nesting bird season ends on 15 September and we want to thank everyone for sticking to the paths on our heathlands! This is one of four pledges that owners and dogs are taking through our new ‘I take the lead’ campaign. Owners and dogs ‘sign’ a pawsport and pledge to follow these behaviours when […]

Seasons change, and so do rangers

September 4th, 2018

On his final week working before leaving the South Downs for warmer climates ranger Matt led a lunchtime walk through Midhurst Common. Volunteer Development Officer, Daniel Greenwood, reflects on their adventure, taken as part of the John Muir Award in the South Downs. ‘From the point of leaving Midhurst town centre to our return, the […]

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