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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

Facing 2017 with resolve

December 16th, 2016

For many people 2016 was a bumpy ride but whatever’s around the corner for 2017 we’re determined to at least start it well. If you feel the same please join us in making some South Downs resolutions: Make nature part of every day For the past two years we’ve joined in the Wildlife Trust’s ‘30 […]

South Downs’ dramatic war time stories revealed in new book

November 30th, 2016

Breathtaking views and tranquil, unspoilt places are two of the reasons that the South Downs was made into a National Park, receiving millions of day visits every year. But researchers looking back just 100 years have uncovered evidence of prisoner-of-war camps; docking stations for airships the size of nine double-decker buses; abandoned unexploded bombs; and […]

Autumn Blues

November 17th, 2016

The autumn colours have been quite remarkable this year however, on Tuesday this week, the South Downs Volunteers Rangers from the Seven Sisters group discovered an additional colour to add to the autumnal palette. While clearing an area of scrub from Cloth Farm, Jevington, one of the group’s volunteers was intrigued to find a flash […]

South Downs project wins prestigious national award

October 12th, 2016

The Arun and Rother Connections project in the South Downs National Park has won the Campaign for National Parks 2016 ‘Park Protector Award’. Caroline Quentin, Campaign for National Parks’ president judged the award and said: “How fantastic to see a project that is not only making a huge difference to the South Downs right now, […]

Duke of Burgundy

October 11th, 2016

The nationally endangered Duke of Burgundy butterfly is currently one of the most rapidly declining species in the UK. In 2003, only eight Duke of Burgundy butterflies were seen in the whole of Sussex. With some of its few remaining strongholds on South Downs’ chalk grassland one of our first major projects, the South Downs […]

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