News

    • We speak to Ian Nunn, Operations Manager for the Environment Agency

      We speak to Ian Nunn, Operations Manager for the Environment Agency

      Ian Nunn is Operations Manager for Kent, East Sussex and South London, covering flood and coastal risk management. His teams operate mainly coastal and flood defence assets (such as flood walls - the Thames Barrier). His commitment is to significantly reduce the risk of flooding and its impact to people, property and infrastructure. He enjoys creating, building and maintaining things that make a difference to people’s lives.

    • Ecopoetics Workshop with Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler

      Ecopoetics Workshop with Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler

      In February, we have a couple of visiting poets running a workshop here - Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler. Both experienced, published writers, they have also been co-running ‘ecopoetics’ workshops at Knepp, ONCA and the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

    • Review of 2019 from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - by Reserve Manager Dr Barry Yates

      Review of 2019 from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - by Reserve Manager Dr Barry Yates

      Well that was a challenging year. The 50th year of the nature reserve was one of preparing the foundations - literally - for new and improved experiences for our visitors and volunteers with starting the Discovery Centre and a three year National Lottery Heritage Fund project called Discover Rye Harbour. Our latest visitor figures, for 2018, show that annual visitor numbers continue to increase with 356,310 visits estimated from hourly car park figures, which is a 4% increase on 2017 and a 66% increase since 2001! This is typical of most coastal countryside sites and reflects increased mobility and recreational time in our society and more people wanting to exercise in nature.

    • We interview wildlife artist Bob Greenhalf

      We interview wildlife artist Bob Greenhalf

      Wonderful wildlife artist Bob Greenhalf is a great supporter of the Discovery Centre, is designing the mural for the Buy-a-Bird contributors, and is donating half his profits from a beautiful print of Rye Harbour to the project. We speak to him about his work

    • Q&A with Emma Forward, Head of Facilities & Premises

      Q&A with Emma Forward, Head of Facilities & Premises

      We ask new Head of Facilities and Premises Emma Forward about her new role with Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Discovery Centre, and what’s she’s most looking forward to when the centre opens.

    Previous Next

More posts