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  • We welcome Frank Gardner, President of the British Trust for Ornithology

    We welcome Frank Gardner, President of the British Trust for Ornithology

    ‘I am so pleased to see that this new Discovery Centre not only enjoys picture window views over the ever-changing scenery of Rye Harbour, but its planners have been kind enough to make it fully accessible. For wheelchair users like me, and for families with prams, this makes a huge difference. Thank you!’

  • Hastings Rambling Club supports the Discovery Centre

    Hastings Rambling Club supports the Discovery Centre

    Sussex Wildlife Trust is very grateful to the members of the Hastings Ramblers Club for their recent kind donation to the Discovery Centre.

    Hastings Ramblers often visit Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and are looking forward to trying out our new visitor centre.

    We spoke to Committee Member Ivor Blunt, who has been coming to the reserve for decades, and remembers when “Dr Barry” started work here 35 years ago.

  • Windows onto Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Windows onto Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    As the huge glass panels began being installed in the Discovery Centre, we got much more of a sense of what the building will look like when it’s completed.

    Baxall Construction have brought in the Sealtite Group for this, so we spoke to Will Chan, their Business Development Manager.

  • Remembering Trevor Tupholme

    Remembering Trevor Tupholme

    Trevor Tupholme loved Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. His family have been going for a walk together on the reserve every Boxing Day since 1982. His daughter tells about Trevor, and explains why she’s donated money to the Discovery Centre in his name

  • High Sheriff of East Sussex visits Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    High Sheriff of East Sussex visits Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    On a Wednesday morning in August, the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Violet Hancock, came to visit Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, to see the wildlife and hear about the Discovery Centre project. The group walked to the Discovery Centre site to see progress on the build, then were taken on a Land Rover tour of the nature reserve, with Barry explaining how the reserve manages the shingle, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, coastal grazing marsh, freshwater gravel pits and reedbed habitats. Emma Chaplin then spoke to Violet about herself, her role and her interest in wildlife:

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