In addition to our first live members meeting since February of last year, which will take place at the Village Hall at 2.30pm on Friday 24 September (the presentation will be on the excellent White-Tailed Eagle Project on the Isle of Wight), we have the following practical events coming up soon:
1. Final beach clean of the year this coming Saturday 18 Sept, meeting at 11am at the east end of the Bluebird Cafe car park. Equipment will be provided, unless you already have your own to bring and use.
2. Sea Lane verge annual grass raking after an absence last year. This will take place at 5.45pm on Monday 4 October, meeting at the foot of Sea Lane by the boat, and will be in conjunction with the good people from the GoodGym. This will only be the bottom section of the verge and will be completed within an hour before it gets dark. If you have one, please bring your own grass rake (plus a spare if possible). An annual rake of the cut grass here will help the wild flowers thrive, including the Salsify.
3. A similar task at the Community Orchard in Glebelands, but date will be notified once Arun DC have cut the grass there. A decent crop of apples is coming this year, and once ripe and ready to pick, we’ll notify members but not yet!
Finally, 18-26 Sept is the national Great Big Green Week designed to put pressure on our decision makers to do more to tackle climate change, and encourage the public to protect our wildlife and green spaces all in advance of the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November. As part of this, we have put together a display at Ferring Library currently in place there until Friday 24 Sept. Please do go and have a look at it, and maybe even put some of the suggested actions into practice.