Urban wildlife project gets the go-ahead

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FUNDING has been secured for a major new urban wildlife project in Worthing.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust has received a grant of £55,600 from the Heritage Lottery fund, which it is using to run the two-year Wild About Worthing initiative.

Local people, particularly those aged 12-25 years old, will learn about wildlife and conservation through a series of activities and programs.

Janyis Watson, head of conservation at Sussex Wildlife Trust, said: “We know there is real enthusiasm amongst young people for nature and their environment and with the funding we will be able to satisfy demand for a Youth Ranger programme in Worthing.”

The youth rangers, for 16-25 year-olds, will be able to improve the local surroundings while they are educated on conservation.

A similar group, the wildlife rangers for 12 to 16-year-olds, will run conservation activities for secondary school children in the holidays and at weekends. Each programme can accommodate up to 75 people.

For the full story see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, August 15.