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Chichester Harbour Conservancy
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There is a great deal happening in Chichester Harbour this August. It is a great month for bird watching. There are many waders out in the AONB, including Redshank, Curlew and Greenshank. You may also see Ospreys flying around the Harbour - hopefully using artificial nest platforms provided by Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

The Conservancy is currently searching for the best place for star-gazing in Chichester Harbour. The dark night skies are important for science (astronomy), nature (owls, bats, badgers, insects, arachnids, molluscs, mice, hedgehogs), local businesses (‘astro-tourism’ is one of fastest growing sectors), and for helping to manage development in this protected area.

As you walk round the harbour think about the local farmers who have an important role to play in nature conservation. The area between the boundary of a field where the crop is sown is known as the “margin” (1m-6m wide).  This can be managed in a range of ways that can benefit wildlife or protect water quality.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy are putting on a number of events this summer. To find out more about them and join in phone or email the Harbour Conservancy on: T: 01243 512301 ; E: info@conservancy.co.uk or follow this link to their website Chichester Harbour Conservancy Events

 

Circular Cycle Routes

Circular Cycle Routes

A leaflet has been created by the Selsey Cycle Network, which details the circular cycle routes that go around the Manhood Peninsula. The cycle routes are mainly on minor or traffic free roads and provide access to Chichester and Pagham harbours. They will also take you round the edge of the new nature reserve created as part of the... Read More»

Archaeology at Medmerry

Archaeology at Medmerry

Medmerry,  the country's first and largest open coast managed re-alignment scheme, is located south of Chichester. The site is managed by the RSPB together with Pagham Harbour, however the scheme itself was built by the Environment Agency as a flood defence work for Selsey and the Manhood peninsula. During the build a great deal of important archaeology was discovered that rewrote... Read More»

Salterns Way 10 years

Salterns Way 10 years

Did you know that the Salterns Way is already 10 years old? Judith Meagher, Countryside Officer with Chichester Harbour Conservancy would like you to know more about it.  This picturesque 18km cycle route runs from the centre of Chichester to the sand dunes of East Head. Most of the route is on dedicated cycle paths whilst other sections follow... Read More»