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

Opportunities at IFCA

Sussex IFCA is looking to recruit several members to the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA). Each IFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for our seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders. The Sussex IFCA is seeking proactive individuals with good communication skills and a … Continued

South East Water Catchment Newsletter

Catch up on the latest news from around the catchment from South East Water and Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer Anne Blockhus. Discover some of the innovative projects being undertaken, grants and funds which are available and more about how changes to Greening Rules could provide opportunities within Countryside Stewardship schemes. To see the full newsletter … Continued

Farm Capital Grant Scheme from Southern Water

Southern Water is offering capital grants of up to £10,000 per holding per year for new machinery and infrastructure improvements to help reduce the risk of water pollution from farming in their drinking water catchments. Find out more about the grant scheme and how to apply here

South East Water Catchment Newsletter

South East Water have teamed up with Catchment Sensitive Farming to work with farmers and land managers to improve water quality and increase on-farm efficiency. Find out how you could benefit from a range of incentives and support by reading the latest South East Water newsletter.

Environmental Job Opportunities at South East Water

South East Water are currently recruiting. Job adverts for the Environmental Team can be found on their careers website

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