Key Actions for Farmers

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.

Comment on Highly Protected Marine Areas

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 … Continued

Partnership publish new 5-year plan

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

How can horse-owners help the environment?

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 … Continued

Get ready for Invasive Species Week 13-17 May

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

New Rivers Trust animations

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

Making Waves FREE event

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

South Marine Plan needs your feedback

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.

Farming Rules for Water

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.

Government launches Water Environment Grant

The Government has launched a new grant scheme to help deliver improvements to the water environment over the next 3 years. The new competitive grant scheme, launched today, is for projects to improve the water environment and delivering on Water Framework Directive objectives. The Water Environment Grant (WEG) is open to applications from a variety of organisations ranging from voluntary organisations and local authorities, through to landowners and businesses.

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