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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

Volunteers needed to ‘nanny’ goats in the South Downs National Park

April 10th, 2017

Volunteers are needed to support conservation work in the South Downs National Park by looking out for a newly arrived herd of 12 goats, brought in to help restore rare chalk grassland near Upper Beeding in West Sussex. The rare-breed ‘Bagot’ goats – which go by the names of Frances, Iona, Grace, Gloria, Gina, Gladys, […]

On the Ground in January 2017

January 30th, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our Rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in January 2017. Installation of new tramper friendly kiss gates, improving access at Kingley Vale NNR in West Sussex. Volunteer spent 42 task days clearing scrub on chalk grassland and […]

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 […]

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