Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers carry out all the habitat management work on the Steyning Downland Scheme. From mending fences and cutting brambles to collecting Yellow Rattle seed – no job is too large or too small! People of all ages and abilities join in, from those with Land Rovers and farming experience to people who come along to . . .well, enjoy some exercise and lots of hot tea . . .

Happy Christmas

The Conservation Volunteers meet twice a month on the first Wednesday and third Saturday. They normally meet at 10am at the entrance gate to Nightingale Lane, behind Mouse Cottage on Mouse Lane:

Mouse Lane entrance map

The team is coordinated by Sarah Quantrill who also looks after the Steyning Dukes and Downland project and the Lookering Team. If you’re interested in coming along to a future volunteer day, please contact Sarah to check meeting details.

Read Sarah’s Blog

  • SDS Conservation Volunteers

    Wednesday July 13th, 2016. Photo of volunteers at tea break  The Conservation Volunteers have been busy clearing the footpath from Mill Lane Allotments up to Steyning Coombe.  We have also been carrying out maintenance on the fencing in Steyning Coombe to make sure that our heard of Dexter cattle don’t go exploring the Downs.  Our next session is on Saturday 16th July when we will ... Read more
  • Welcome to the Conservation Volunteers!

    Wednesday October 07th, 2015. This is just a quick, introductory blog to ‘say hello’ from the Conservation Volunteers. Our next meeting is next Saturday, 19th March which will be in the Secret Garden over at Pepperscoombe. We’ll meet on Newham Lane at 10am where the 30mph sign is so that everyone can help carry up tools.  The job will ... Read more