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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

On the Ground in July 2018

August 3rd, 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 […]

Nominations open for National Parks Volunteer Awards

August 1st, 2018

It’s time to recognise the volunteers across the country who give thousands of hours every year to the UK’s National Parks. In the South Downs alone our volunteer rangers gave more than 14 years (5,221 days) of their time just last year. The National Parks Volunteer Awards recognise this incredible work with nominations accepted in […]

Kingfishers, water meadows and deep pools in the Meon Valley

July 27th, 2018

The Meon Valley Partnership (MVP) met last week for the annual site visit. The Partnership’s mission is to provide a co-ordinated, strategic approach to conserving and enhancing the Meon Valley from source to sea, making the most of the expertise of its members, see below. We started with a talk from Chris Lycett from the […]

On the ground in May 2018

June 8th, 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 […]

My 40 years of volunteering in the South Downs

June 7th, 2018

Written by Graham, South Downs Volunteer Ranger I have often been asked what I do with the Volunteer Ranger Service, so after nearly 40 years of volunteering I thought I might give the answer. On my first day I chased a cow out of a ditch. I have spent several days on my knees counting […]

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