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Discover Rye Harbour Project receives huge grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund recently awarded the Sussex Wildlife Trust a generous grant of over half a million pounds. The funds will contribute to their Discover Rye Harbour Project and help transform the way visitors engage with the natural and cultural heritage of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The Sussex Wildlife Trust thanks those who made the grant possible and looks ahead to the Reserve’s 50th anniversary.

Posted 09:35 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 In: Nature Tags: National Lottery Heritage Fund Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sussex Wildlife Trust

Join Project Rewild in the great outdoors

Project Rewild has been set up to reintroduce children back into a habitat from which they have almost completely disappeared – outdoors.

Posted 10:29 Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 In: Nature Tags:

Bohemia Walled Garden: 10 year celebration

In 2009, a group of local people discovered a hidden jewel underneath brambles and weeds in Summerfields Wood and over the next 10 years, they turned it into a thriving community garden. Chairman John Freedman writes.

Open Days at Fairlight Hall Gardens

The second of three Open Days at Fairlight Hall Gardens takes place on 20 July, allowing visitors to experience the beautiful gardens during the flourishing summer season.

Posted 18:24 Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 In: Nature

World Listening Day 2019

You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2019, an annual global event held every 18 July. 

Posted 19:23 Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 In: Nature

Added protection for Hastings’ marine life

In July 2018, Erica Smith and Nick Terdre wrote for HOT about the consultation for deciding on future Marine Conservation Zone designations. The designation in question, named Beachy Head East, has now been confirmed as of 31 May 2019. The area stretches from Eastbourne to Hastings Pier, going out into the Channel just beyond the Sovereign lighthouse – an excellent local spot for divers. Anton Hack of Biodiversity Hastings writes.

Posted 10:43 Friday, Jun 14, 2019 In: Nature

East Hill Greenway walk to Fire Hills

Last Saturday, (1 June) local resident and artist, Amanda Jobson, walked the Hastings Greenway route through the East Hills. Here’s her account of the experience. 

Posted 17:31 Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 In: Nature

‘When The Oak Spoke’

‘When The Oak Spoke’ is a socially engaged art commission led by local visual artist, Beccy McCray for Wadhurst Culture: a community arts charity in Wadhurst in East Sussex. This year-long project reveals invisible forms of woodland communication and gives trees a voice – especially the oak, an important symbol of Wadhurst. 

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