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Rivers on the brink

Rivers on the brink

The Rivers Trust and the Angling Trust are backing a major new campaign spearheaded by WWF-UK to press government for better protection for our precious rivers from over-abstraction and sewage pollution.  Find out more about the Nature Needs You campaign...

Marine and Clean at West Beach

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. Beach combing and other activities with healthy snacks...

How to reduce your footprint on the local marine environment

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.Chalk reef habitat is extremely...

OART wins National Lottery support

OART wins National Lottery support

The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust, in partnership with the Sompting Estate Trust, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Enhancing Places, Inspiring Communities (EPIC) project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the...

Mapping Flooding in Hassocks

Mapping Flooding in Hassocks

OART is working with Hassocks Amenity Association and Hassocks, Keymer Ditching Transition to investigate and promote measures to mitigate against flooding in Hassocks. On Saturday April 1st 2017 Hassocks residents are being invited to share their experiences at a...

Trustee Wanted

OART are seeking to appoint a trustee with background and experience in accountancy to advise the Board of Trustees as we expand our activities with new, externally funded projects focused on the environmental protection and enhancement of the Sussex River Ouse, the...

Serious Pollution

Serious Pollution

Early on the 30th November, there was a serious pollution incident on the Plumpton Mill Stream caused by a massive ingress of slurry from Plumpton College. Large numbers of dead fish, including wild brown and sea trout about to spawn, have been found in both the...

Alternative slug control methods

Alternative slug control methods

Southern Water and South East Water have formed a partnership with Catchment Sensitive Farming to work with farmers across the SE of England. As part of a range of incentives to protect water quality in our local rivers, the water companies are offering ferric...



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Jims Diary

Country ramblings from OART field officer Jim Smith


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