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Call to action for young people to go green and help protect National Park

February 1st, 2019

Young people are being encouraged to get involved in the Government’s “Year of Green Action” and do their bit to help protect and enhance the South Downs National Park.  As part of the #iwill4nature campaign, the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has five simple ways in which young people across Hampshire and Sussex can […]

An interview with sculptor Graeme Mitcheson

January 30th, 2019

Graeme Mitcheson was commissioned in February 2018 to create seven artistic pieces for seven heathland sites to reflect what each community values about their heath – from their history and past economic importance, to their rare plants and animals capturing the unique individual stories of each site while also showing how they are connected. Throughout […]

Be Careful Where You Tread! Help Protect Rare Bird Species With Some Simple Steps

January 30th, 2019

Written in collaboration with the RSPB – Anna Allum National Nest Box Week takes place every year from 14 to 21 February, but did you know not all birds nest in trees and boxes? As we approach Valentine’s Day and are thinking about romance, so too are the birds, who are sensing the onset of […]

Call for community groups that want to ‘Meet the artist’

April 25th, 2018

Local community groups are being invited to meet the artist who will create works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park. Graeme Mitcheson has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the Heritage Lottery-Funded Heathlands Reunited Project, a partnership project led by the South Downs National Park Authority. The […]

A golden harvest and curious cows

January 8th, 2018

An extraordinary composition capturing the shifting seasons from summer to autumn has won first place in the South Downs National Park photo competition 2017/18 – theme ‘Growing Places’. The judges agreed that ‘Harvest Home’ by Ron De’Ath was technically perfect and clearly tells the story of farmers as stewards, caring for the National Park. Ron […]

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