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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Most asked: Alister Linton-Crook, Cycling Projects Officer

April 30th, 2018

Every month we ask someone involved in the National Park to answer the questions they get asked most about their work. Answering this month is: Alister Linton-Crook, South Downs Cycling Projects Officer   Can you help me attract more cyclists to my business? Providing suitable cycling facilities is a great way to entice more cyclists […]

On the Ground in April 2018

April 30th, 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 a […]

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, […]

From the South Downs to Canada: the story of a geocache treasure

April 6th, 2018

A Canadian flag placed in a Geocache on South Downs heathland last May has travelled 14,655km to arrive ‘home’ to Alberta Canada. Along the way the flag has travelled through southern England, up to Manchester, across to the Netherlands and Germany before making it to Nova Scotia in Canada and then on to Alberta. Student […]

Teachers venture beyond the classroom

April 6th, 2018

It’s a sunny afternoon in early spring and a group of teachers are crouched in a circle looking for signs of dragons. Nearby another group are learning to recognise a tree while blindfolded and in the valley below a third group are stamping on the ground to charm worms. If the laughter is anything to […]

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