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67,000 Citizen Scientists take the City Nature Challenge ’22

67,000 Citizen Scientists take the City Nature Challenge ’22

The 2022 City Nature Challenge welcomed 67,220 citizen scientists in May to the annual challenge recording local nature in cities across the globe.

Give your views on Shoreham Cement Works Area Action Plan

Give your views on Shoreham Cement Works Area Action Plan

Help guide the development of this exceptional site

Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival

Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival

Celebrate local producers at the Sussex Gin and Fizz festival.

Join us for the launch of Wilding Waterhall

Join us for the launch of Wilding Waterhall

Events to launch our local wilding project from 28 May - 5 June.

Comment on Brighton & Hove’s Plan for their City Downland Estate

Comment on Brighton & Hove’s Plan for their City Downland Estate

Help Brighton & Hove create a 100 year plan for their City Downland Estate.

Amphibians and reptiles of The Living Coast

Amphibians and reptiles of The Living Coast

The coming of Spring heralds the appearance of some of The Living Coasts most special creatures.

Dark Sky explorations around The Living Coast

Dark Sky explorations around The Living Coast

To celebrate Dark Skies Week artist Steve Geliot took a night time adventure across The Living Coast.

New vegetated shingle habitat at Black Rock

New vegetated shingle habitat at Black Rock

This 600m long boardwalk runs through the entire new wildlife site at Black Rock, allowing close range views of the emerging habitat

New water fountains installed across Brighton & Hove

New water fountains installed across Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council has installed 6 new water fountains in the city to help reduce plastic waste and provide access to healthy, free drinking water on the go.

City Nature Challenge 2022

City Nature Challenge 2022

Does Brighton have more birds than Bristol? Cardiff more chestnuts than Coventry? Manchester more minibeasts than Middlesbrough? Help us find out by taking part in City Nature Challenge!

Slow it down, soak it up – build a rain garden at home this World Water Day

Slow it down, soak it up – build a rain garden at home this World Water Day

Help combat climate change and support wildlife at home by creating a rain garden.

Contribute to Brighton & Hove’s City Plan Part 2

Contribute to Brighton & Hove’s City Plan Part 2

New consultation open to look at key modifications to the plan.

Have your say on the proposed new hand gathering byelaw

Have your say on the proposed new hand gathering byelaw

Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority are consulting on the proposed byelaw.

The Living Coast Artist Residency 2022

The Living Coast Artist Residency 2022

Open Call for an Artist Commission: Fabrica, ONCA & The Living Coast Residency 2022

Discover 250+ Sussex Walks

Discover 250+ Sussex Walks

Fancy a new adventure? Find wonderful walks and explore undiscovered gems

What to look out for in The Living Coast in February

What to look out for in The Living Coast in February

What to look for in The Living Coast in February and March

Consultation now open – supporting nature in building developments in Brighton & Hove

Consultation now open – supporting nature in building developments in Brighton & Hove

Have your say on Brighton & Hove City Council's newest planning guidance.

Have your say on the Wild Park Rainscape

Have your say on the Wild Park Rainscape

Learn more and share your thoughts on the proposed new rainscape at Wild Park

Vote for The Living Coast Undersea Experience in the Ouse Valley CARES Community Pitch

Vote for The Living Coast Undersea Experience in the Ouse Valley CARES Community Pitch

Vote by 2 February to support projects bidding to the Ouse Valley CARES Community Pitch

Big Garden Birdwatch – this weekend!

Big Garden Birdwatch – this weekend!

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is happening again, this weekend: 28 - 30 January 2022

Job opportunities within the Changing Chalk Partnership

Job opportunities within the Changing Chalk Partnership

Join the team delivering the Changing Chalk project across The Living Coast and wider Eastern South Downs

New life for The Living Coast

New life for The Living Coast

From Kew to Kemptown - Almost 1,000 young plants find a home on Brighton beach

Season’s greetings across The Living Coast

Season’s greetings across The Living Coast

Despite the challenges we all continue to face due to Covid, there has been so much to celebrate this year across The Living Coast.

Free tree identification guides for Brighton & Hove residents

Free tree identification guides for Brighton & Hove residents

Love trees, but don’t know what you’re looking at? Register to receive your free tree identification guides to help you learn about trees and connect with nature where you live, study or work

Celebrating Starlings with Brighton Pier

Celebrating Starlings with Brighton Pier

New starling observation space #StarlingsRoost launched on Brighton Pier

Build a pond this Autumn and help wildlife in every season

Build a pond this Autumn and help wildlife in every season

One of the best ways of attracting wildlife to your garden is to put in a pond, and autumn is the best time of year to do it. Brighton & Hove Wildlife Forum share with us their top tips for creating a pond.

A more inclusive and liveable city for everyone

A more inclusive and liveable city for everyone

Have your say on improving travel for everyone in a more inclusive and liveable city of Brighton & Hove

Changing Chalk partnership National Lottery Heritage Funding success

Changing Chalk partnership National Lottery Heritage Funding success

A £2.23m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will help restore rare habitats and lost landscapes, bring history and local cultures to life and provide new experiences in the outdoors

Staying Warm this Winter

Staying Warm this Winter

Rising energy costs is an increasing worry for many. Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative offer advice for homes and businesses.

A Liveable City for Everyone – Car Free Day

A Liveable City for Everyone – Car Free Day

  22 September is Car Free Day which encourages people to walk, cycle or use public transport, instead of using their car for the ...

Homeward Bound Festival on The Living Coast

Homeward Bound Festival on The Living Coast

Join us for Homeward Bound Festival this October and sample the folk music and flavours, tales and traditions, natural riches and engineering ingenuity that have shaped life on this pebbly, chalk-cliffed stretch of shoreline.

Explore our Natural & Cultural Heritage at Brighton Museum

Explore our Natural & Cultural Heritage at Brighton Museum

Visit Brighton Museum before 3rd October and explore our interactive display on the cultural and natural heritage of The Living Coast.

The Living Coast comes alive with summer’s butterflies!

The Living Coast comes alive with summer’s butterflies!

Nothing sums up a Sussex summer more than watching our beautiful butterflies while they dance over the Downs, circle through our woods or flutter in our back gardens.

Living roofs for the Living Coast

Living roofs for the Living Coast

Next time you are on the top deck of a Brighton & Hove Bus you might catch a glimpse of the cities first bee bus stop.

Community groups urged to plant trees

Community groups urged to plant trees

Two new rapid tree planting funding opportunities for Green Space Forum members.

2030 carbon neutral programme for Brighton & Hove

2030 carbon neutral programme for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council has published details of its programme to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.

Biodiversity expert welcomes Lewes Council’s strategy

Biodiversity expert welcomes Lewes Council’s strategy

A leading expert has welcomed Lewes District Council's biodiversity strategy and called on everyone to invite wildlife into our neighbourhoods.

The Living Coast artist in residency – Algologies by Anna Dumitriu

The Living Coast artist in residency – Algologies by Anna Dumitriu

Fabrica and The Living Coast are delighted to announce that Anna Dumitriu has been selected for the Fabrica-Living Coast Artist Residency 2021.

Calling garden and wildlife enthusiasts!

Calling garden and wildlife enthusiasts!

Wilder Gardens is the perfect opportunity for you to green your garden, your street and your community.

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

Today marks the start of the UNESCO world conference on Education for Sustainable Development.

Explore the Living Coast by bike

Explore the Living Coast by bike

Be a low impact traveller this summer and explore the coast and countryside of The Living Coast by Bike.

City Nature Challenge 2021 – results so far, keep submitting your observations!

City Nature Challenge 2021 – results so far, keep submitting your observations!

People all across the Brighton & Eastern Downs have helped us learn more about the flora and fauna of our region in both urban and rural areas.

#LeaveNoTrace across our Living Coast

#LeaveNoTrace across our Living Coast

#LeaveNoTrace Brighton is a community-initiated, proactive campaign to raise awareness and promote responsible rubbish disposal on Brighton's beaches and green spaces.

Blue Hearts for rewilding

Blue Hearts for rewilding

The BLUE campaign was founded in 2014 by wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley in response to the State of Nature report published that year which showed a dramatic decline in Biodiversity in the UK. Find out how to get involved.

First step success to habitat restoration on the Sussex coast

First step success to habitat restoration on the Sussex coast

It was announced this week that a new byelaw to help the regeneration of our nearshore marine habitats has been passed by the UK Secretary of State for the Environment.

It’s World Water Day

It’s World Water Day

Today is World Water Day and this year the theme is what water means to people.

Biocultural Heritage Tourism virtual conference and study tour 2021

Biocultural Heritage Tourism virtual conference and study tour 2021

The Living Coast will host a conference and study tour.

Our Biocultural Heritage Tourism project in 2021

Our Biocultural Heritage Tourism project in 2021

Here’s an update on what’s been happening in the past year and things to look forward to in 2021.

Saltdean Tunnel mural is ready for viewing

Saltdean Tunnel mural is ready for viewing

A successful community project has emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Walks and trails to follow on your phone

Walks and trails to follow on your phone

Here are a few suggestions for walks which you can follow on your smart phone with the biosphere.

Ultra low emissions for Brighton & Hove

Ultra low emissions for Brighton & Hove

Have you spotted one of the 30 new double decker buses yet?

Beauty beneath at Brighton Marina

Beauty beneath at Brighton Marina

Take a look through these fantastic shots from Steve Winsor taken recently on The Living Coast right below the surface within the marina.

A cold water love affair

A cold water love affair

Kim Moore hates the cold but she loves cold water swimming. She explains why.

Discover Brighton’s Dolphins!

Discover Brighton’s Dolphins!

While many might not realise it, Brighton has a rich cultural heritage with whales and dolphins (‘cetaceans’).

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