Working towards a wildlife rich environment
When the ‘State of Nature 2019’ report was published it made sombre reading. It looked back over fifty years of monitoring to see how nature had changed in the UK, with a particular focus on the last ten years.
Of the 696 species monitored, the indicator shows there has been a decline of 13% in average abundance since 1970 and over the last ten years a drop of 6%. With accelerating climate change the future for our wildlife appears even bleaker.
We are the problem. You and I are the cause of the catastrophic decline in biodiversity that our planet is facing.
But we are also the solution. We can turn this situation around by working together to protect what is left, reverse the damage that has been done and rebuild this amazing world that we are a part of.
At Greening Steyning we believe that we can create a wildlife rich environment in which there is a careful balance between us and all the other creatures we share our world with.
There is a lot of conservation work already happening in this area with different groups working hard to support and protect our unique environment. We share a commom cause and are proud to have worked successfully alongside;
- Steyning For Trees – www.steyningfortrees.com
- Community Orchard – www.steyningcommunityorchard.org
- Steyning Parish Church – www.steyningparishchurch.org
- 3Bs Parish Church – www.3bschurch.org.uk
- Steyning Downland Scheme – www.steyningdownland.org
- Abbey Road Conservation Group – www.steyningpc.gov.uk/abbey-road
You can find out more abou the work they do as well as rewarding volunteering opportunities on offer by visiting their websites.
The frogs thriving at Abbey Road Conservation Site
Working for our local area
Greening Steyning is passionate about protecting the biodiversity on our own doorstep.
If you’d like to understand more about the special nature of our local environment try watching this short video in which experts talk us through the hidden treasures of chalk downland.
Here’s what we’re working on…
On the doorstep; Our Garden Survey of 2020 and subsequent activites hope to spur on the conversation about what we can all be doing in our very own patch of green space to promote and encourage biodiversity.
In our community: The Life on the Verge project works towards using the verges and green spaces of our villages and towns to provide support for wildlife.
Further afield; We are working in colaboration with local farmers and are creating a detailed Nature Map to help us account and support the wildlife in this area.
The links below will take you to our most current projects.
Events, Articles & Information
Our latest articles, including useful resources and events.
Some good news for a change! There has been plenty of depressing news recently on the climate and nature front. ...
This bold plan for Sussex promises to deliver a nature corridor on a truly ambitious scale... But let’s do the bad...
Weed or wildflower? Whether you take pride in manicured lawns, or revel in the idea of ‘No Mow May’, how do you decide...
Join the buzz! This year, we are delighted to have the opportunity to include a group of ‘wildlife friendly’ gardens...
Did you go a little wild in the garden last summer? Volunteers needed for the 2023 Wildlife Gardens Open Day Perhaps...
We all need nature, but nature needs us now more than ever before.
Our wild, green spaces are decreasing and the places where animals such as birds, butterflies and bats can find food, shelter & water are also declining.