Shoreham Port’s Conservation Corridor (SPCC) is an exciting terrestrial restoration project managed by Sussex Dolphin Project and owned by Shoreham Port. It is a fairy large, but thin section of land (~350m long) located next to Shoreham Port and A259 (Albion Street). The aim is to make this section of land as biodiverse and species-rich as possible by managing it using research-led conservation techniques.
Indeed, the site already boasts an impressive number of species. At our last species identification session (Bioblitz), we had over 180 species of plant and animal recorded on our site, including the rare migrant butterfly, the Clouded Yellow, harvest mice, and common lizards which indicates the maintenance work is having a real positive impact on biodiversity.
It takes a lot of time and resources to manage this area and so, we would love to invite interested local people to join to help manage this site, so it can become a community space for nature and local residents. Our hope is to arrange weekend sessions where a group of interested people can help us complete tasks on the corridor (scalloping, litter picking, garden waste removal etc.)
If you are interested in signing up, please send an email to James Milton, Project Support Officer at Sussex Dolphin Project, at [email protected]
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Image shows a Clouded Yellow butterfly on the SPCC.