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Those active in nature's recovery

Across Sussex and Brighton & Hove, community groups, voluntary organisations, partnerships and local councils are already working to benefit our natural environment, whether by restoring or maintaining our green and wilder spaces, demanding action on climate change and biodiversity loss, providing education or access to nature, or by encouraging more sustainable ways of living to name a few.


These incredible local efforts include (but are not limited to):

  • 'Friends of’ groups who care for our parks and green spaces.
  • Local environmental, community and faith groups or societies.
  • Voluntary organisations and other not-for-profits. 
  • Forums, platforms and networks that host or coordiante smaller groups.
  • Active local authorities such as Town and Parish Councils


These groups and organisations play a vital role in making Sussex greener, wilder and more sustainable.


Many will also have existing priorities and projects, as well as ecological knowledge of their local area and expertise in implementing actions for nature. Because of this, they can play an essential role in helping to create and deliver Local Nature Recovery Strategies. 



Volunteer, Wilder Horsham District hedge laying, Mayes Park © Sam Roberts - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Tell us about your projects, plans and priorities 


If you represent a community group, organisation, local council or other not for profit, we'd love to hear from you. You may already have places for nature or particular habitats or species you are concerned about or have plans for. These can be added to the long list of priorities for nature's recovery that is at the heart of every Local Nature Recovery Strategy.


Information will be collected via Survey Monkey, using their software. For details of how SurveyMonkey complies with UK General Data Protection Regulations, view the privacy notice on their website. Information collected will be stored securely in line with the councils' policies and processes.


Take our detailed survey for those active in nature survey
If you represent a group or organisation that is actively working in nature's recovery, please take our detailed survey.





A series of webinars were held in Feburary and March 2024 to brief those active in nature's recovery on Local Nature Recovery Strategies and the important role this group can play in both their development and their delivery. 


Webinar for active community groups and organisations - this was broadcast on the 25th March 2024, attended by 125 people. Watch it here.


Webinar for Town and Parish Council members - this took place on the 28th February 2024, attended by 60 Councillors. Watch it here.


We will also be running workshops later in the year.  The dates for these will be announced in due course. Check back here or sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates. 


Webinar for environmental groups and organisations

Could your project be an LNRS case study?


If you have delivered nature recovery or related projects in your local area, we'd love to hear about them. If a project has had significant impact whether for nature, for people or wider envrionmental benefits, and you're happy for us to do so, we may feature it as a case study on this website and in the LNRS strategy documents. To let us know about an existing project, take our survey. 



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South Downs Youth Action: Iping Common

South Downs Youth Action team at Iping Common



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