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NEWS FEED

Let’s champion our amazing soil

December 3rd, 2019

Aimee Felus, who manages the ChaMP project, marks World Soil Day on December 5 by digging deeper into why soil is so important…and explains how plant power is being harnessed as nature’s cleanser. ChaMP protects the groundwater beneath our feet – a vital resource we all rely upon.  But to safeguard groundwater we also need […]

Festive Fronds – Plants of the Park

December 2nd, 2019

From Kate Frankland, Volunteer Ranger, Eastern Downs Mistletoe, Viscus album, a woody, parasitic shrub native to Britain is found locally in Sussex but more frequently in the west of the county. Although mistletoe is parasitic it seldom kills its host if kept in bounds by harvesting. It has been cultivated since at least the 18th century. […]

Down to earth – the unique soil of the South Downs National Park

November 28th, 2019

Soil. The chances are most of us never stop to consider the ground underneath us. Sure, we might all engage and interact with some of the flowers, trees and bugs are see climbing up out of the ground but, what is happening in the soil is just as important as what’s happening above it. According […]

The top four most accessible spots in the South Downs

November 28th, 2019

Did you know Tuesday 3 December is International Day of Disability? Our ambition is to make the South Downs the UK’s most accessible National Park for people who live with mobility issues.  Work has started to create new ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes across our stunning landscape that offer easy access for people with limited mobility. […]

Six ways to beat Christmas stress

November 25th, 2019

The Christmas season is upon us and it’s meant to be a time of joy, but for some it can be a time of stress, anxiety and disappointment. The high expectations that come with Christmas can be stressful.  Here are six ways you can help beat back the Christmas stress and reconnect with the true […]

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