Improving biodiversity in our countryside sites

Published: 30 Jan 2023

Kingfisher photograph

Our Parks and Countryside team work together with some amazing conservation volunteers and Friends groups to support and foster the wealth of biodiversity across our countryside sites.  Over the years we have seen a huge difference so we thought we would share some examples with you so that you can see the work we do to manage the land under our stewardship across the District.

Some of the areas you can visit to enjoy our local wildlife include:

  • Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods
  • Horsham Park
  • Sandgate Park, Storrington
  • Warnham Local Nature Reserve
  • Shelley Wildlife Garden
  • Chesworth Farm
  • Henfield Commons
  • Southwater Country Park

Come and lend us a hand

Our army of volunteers do an amazing job helping us maintain our parks and open spaces, we couldn't do it all without them! Why not join us - we are looking for support on a range of tasks, from practical conservation work, running events, leading on groundwork projects, and everything else in between.

See the wealth of biodiversity across our District

How you can support local biodiversity

It is important to support local biodiversity and find ways to encourage wildlife to thrive in our neighbourhoods, gardens and green spaces. The current topic on the West Sussex Resident Climate Action Hub focuses on how we can help wildlife thrive over the winter months, please do let us know your thoughts and ideas.

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