Sussex Flow Initiative Report 2021/22

reating a resilient Ouse Catchment: The Sussex Flow Initiative has published it’s end of year report that outlines the amount of work delivered this year. A few highlights from 2021/22: We influenced approximately 1,187 hectares of land, and advised on a total 3,328.4 hectares. We created 286 leaky dams across the Ouse Catchment. The series … Continued

Volunteering Opportunities with SFI

Lots of opportunities to get out and get involved in Natural Flood Management with the Sussex Flow Initiative. For more information, dates and to sign up click here

Historical Moment for Rivers?

We now have a new Environment Act. It’s not the best Act we wanted for the environment, but it is a better Act – and that is largely thanks to you. If you’d sat us down a year ago and told us that The Environment Act would contain an entire chapter on sewage pollution, we wouldn’t have believed you.  Thanks … Continued

Call for Nature Sites

The SDNPA has launched a Call for Nature Sites. This is a pilot project seeking to identify potential land that could contribute to nature recovery across the South Downs National Park. We are looking to hear from landowners, land managers, communities, businesses, and conservation groups to put forward possible sites where new wildlife habitat could be … Continued

Vacancy – Marine Social Scientist – Sussex Kelp

Closing Date: 24th October 2021 A fixed term contract until September 2022. You’ll work with the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA) and use a range of research methods, including stakeholder mapping, interviews and desk-based evidence gathering. The research outcomes will illustrate how local and national support helped make the case for the byelaw, … Continued

New NFM Guide

The South Downs National Park Authority and Sussex Flow Initiative have created a Practical Guide for Farmers and Landowners for implementing Natural Flood Management measures. This new guide takes you through three levels of interventions from the quick and simple to the more complex multiple benefits schemes. Information is also included on costs and consents … Continued

Nature Recovery Award Launched in Horsham District

Wilder Horsham District is a partnership project between Sussex Wildlife Trust and Horsham District Council working to create a Nature Recovery Network for Horsham District. To help protect and enhance wildlife at a district level, Wilder Horsham District offers funding to support landowners and community groups wishing to implement practical schemes to expand and improve … Continued

Sussex Flow Initiative Annual Report

The Sussex Flow Initiative has published it’s end of year report that outlines the amount of work delivered this year. A few highlights from 2020/21: We influenced approximately 537 hectares of land, equivalent to the size of 20,406 tennis courts. We created 1 scrapes and ponds, storing approximately 132,500 litres  reconnected 3.3 hectares of floodplain … Continued

The World’s Forgotten Fish

A fascinating report recently published by WWF is “a celebration of freshwater fish but also a call to action. With more species of fish living in freshwater than in all the seas and oceans they play a critical role in ecosystems and for humans. This report highlights the importance of these “undervalued and overlooked” species … Continued

Challenges and Choices Consultation Summary

The Environment Agency has published a summary document of public responses to the Challenges and Choices consultation which asked for views on the challenges waters face and the choices we all need to make to improve and protect this precious resource. The consultation responses will be used to inform and update the existing river basin … Continued

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