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Bioblitz connects people with nature

June 5th, 2019

More than 100 members of the public joined the Heathlands Reunited partnership on Broxhead Common last week to learn more about their local heath. A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of ecologists, rangers and volunteers worked together to […]

Celebrating South Downs beer

June 5th, 2019

Rolling hills. Ancient woodland. Jaw-dropping sea cliffs. Beer. If you were to walk into almost any pub in the South East of England you’re bound to see a beer brewed in the South Downs on tap. The South Downs National Park is home to a number of award-winning breweries, producing world-class beer, using chalk-filtered water […]

Volunteers inspired by “Green Man of Sussex” to continue wild flower restoration

June 5th, 2019

His nationally-recognised work on wild flowers and butterfly conservation earned him the title “The Green Man of Sussex”. Now the green-fingered legacy of John Gapper will continue for generations to come in the newly-formed Wild Flower Conservation Society. The community group has been created by the former volunteers at Stanmer Nurseries, near Brighton, with a […]

The Active Travel Challenge is back!

June 5th, 2019

The daily commute to work can get a little monotonous, but an initiative in East Sussex aims to add some variety – all while helping the planet! The 2019 Active Travel Challenge is now open to people living or working in the county. Participants are being challenged until June 30 to register as many sustainable […]

Leave the car at home and get all aboard the South Downs Rambler bus!

June 5th, 2019

Fancy leaving the car at home and enjoying a family day-out in the National Park?  The South Downs Rambler bus is the perfect opportunity to explore the South Downs Way – without expending a huge amount of energy by walking a 20-mile stretch of it!  Taking in a range of breath-taking views and key attractions […]

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