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.

Have your say on South East Water’s plans for your future tap water

From building new reservoirs and water reuse schemes to further reducing leaks and helping customers manage their own water use, South East Water wants to hear your views on how clean, fresh tap water should be kept flowing for future generations. Find out more about South East Water’s plans and comment on them at: www.southeastwater.co.uk/yourwateryoursay

The consultation closes on 21 May 2018.

Your Fisheries

Do you fish on the Adur or Ouse? Or have knowlwdge of fisheries? Do you have a few minutes to give us some feedback? We are piloting ‘Your Fisheries’ – a new initiative which aims to produce a multi-partner perspective on the current status of fish populations in our rivers and inform some actions to … Continued

A summary of ChaMP

The Brighton Chalk Management Partnership (ChaMP) for Water, which aims to protect and improve the quality of groundwater in the Brighton Chalk block, have just released their latest summary. You can find out more about the ChaMP project on the South Downs National Park website.

Marine and Clean at West Beach

Free event – Saturday 1 July 10am to 2pm

Come and discover the marine creatures that live here and help our Community Rangers and Sussex Community Development Association clear this pebble beach of marine litter.

How to reduce your footprint on the local marine environment

The Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) stretches 24km along the Sussex coast from Brighton to Beachy Head. The area is designated for its rare and important chalk reef habitat and species such as the short snouted seahorse.

Herbicide use next to rivers

The Environment Agency has issued guidance on the herbicide products that can be used in or near water and who can use them. For more information    

A better protected Sussex Blue Belt

Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority are a member of the Adur & Ouse Partnership. They have worked with the community to get protection for the Sussex blue belt conservation sites.

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