Arun and Rother Connections

We are currently undertaking the end of project evaluation for the Arun & Rother Connections project in West Sussex.  

Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) is a Heritage Lottery funded £2.2 million landscape-scale project being delivered by a partnership of seven organisations. They aim, working alongside local communities, to promote a thriving river system where wildlife flourishes and where people value the unique natural and cultural heritage. It was  born out of the desire to help local people to engage with big landscape issues such as pollution, flooding, invasive species, declining wildlife and the increasing detachment of people from nature.

This is an interesting initiative where 'Catchment Management' meets 'Landscape Scale conservation' and where community engagement is all about getting people interested in local wetlands. The information we gather will contribute to an end of project evaluation which is being undertaken to help all those involved better understand what worked well and why, as well as capturing the important lessons for the future.

For more information please contact Mike

The project has been shortlisted for a parks protector award by the Campaign for National Parks

- you can find out more on their websiteARC