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 efficacy. Take a look at the most recent newsletter for the Ouse here.

The Environment Agency has just launched a leaflet which summarises their messages to farmers. Read it here The clear and consistent messages and information aims to help farmers to manage environmental impacts to improve and protect soil health, water quality and resources. Reduce and manage flood risk. Protect air quality and adapt to a changing climate.

As part of the UK government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it, an independent review of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) is currently underway. A four-week call for evidence launches today inviting communities, industry and stakeholders for their comments on introducing tougher measures to help stop the impacts of human activity from damaging the marine environment. Please make your comments here:

We have just published an update to our Catchment Management Plan, detailing past achievements and setting out our future priorities to deliver strong and integrated catchment management for 2019-2023. Take a look at the plan here

Water draining from horse paddocks can contribute to water pollution. Water from hay net soaking and washing down areas can contain nutrients and sediment which can be harmful to the environment and human health if it enters ditches, streams, groundwater or drains.  For 10 simple ways you can help, take a look at our equine awareness leaflet 

Invasive non-native species harm the environment and our wildlife and the UK has seen a dramatic increase in the number of species arriving in recent years, with little indication of this trend slowing! So please raise awareness and let others know what they can do. Find out more at the GB non-native species secretariat

The Rivers Trust release three new animations to visually explain the basic concept of natural capital and ecosystem services. Take a look here

Join Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and Brighton & Hove City Council at this free event which will bring together food-serving businessess to address the pressing issue of reducing single-use plastics (SUPs). Find more details here

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) would like to invite you to participate in a voluntary survey to gather information about use of the South Marine Plan. You can access the survey here: South Marine Plans Monitoring Survey

The survey closes on Friday 25th January 2019.

From April 2018 all farmers need to meet new rules to protect water quality. See a quick summary here or read the full guidance from Defra.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.