The Railway Land Wildlife Trust is delighted to be part of the Changing Chalk Partnership
Chalk grassland is a habitat under threat. The Changing Chalk Partnership brings together 10 core partners, delivering 18 projects, working to protect and restore the Downs. This four-year, multi-partner project, is led by the National Trust and funded by a £2.23 million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Changing Chalk project has three main themes to reverse chalk grassland decline and build a sustainable future for the Downs, which are:
1. Restoring Chalk Grassland biodiversity – practical conservation, monitoring, and
2. Connecting Downs and Towns – engaging local communities with chalk grassland ecology
and history in multiple ways; supporting new and existing volunteer groups.
3. Hearts and Histories of the Downs – creating awareness of the history and legacy of this
Jennie Smith and Jenny Lindop, our Chalk Life Rangers
To find out more about the project or to volunteer, email Jennie and Jenny here