Sussex Wildlife Trust

Enriching The Sussex Downs

The South Downs grassland is constantly in danger of being overshadowed by tree re-growth. Sussex Wildlife Trust is looking to lead volunteer groups out onto these slopes to clear encroaching scrub, allowing light & space for the orchids & wildflowers to flourish on three downland sites.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (207005)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,600

Amount raised

£7,025

Donations

78

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Encroaching scrub has grown over and smothered the bio-diverse and rare chalk grasslands of the Sussex Downs.

Solution

Volunteers will cut the scrub back which will then be followed by the introduction of grazing animals to keep it back.