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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

South & Channel Islands Regional Events

South & Channel Islands Regional News

Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Carlton Marshes £5m expansion
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Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Carlton Marshes £5m expansion

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has spent £5m adding 484 acres (196 hectares) to its Carlton Marshes reserve near Lowestoft, Suffolk.

It said the new reedbed areas could absorb large amounts of water from surge tides, protecting properties.

Sir David Attenborough has called the project a "unique opportunity" for wildlife.

Matt Gooch, the trust's Broads sites manager, called it "habitat creation on a landscape scale".

The new areas lie between the River Waveney and the Oulton Dyke, which connects the river with Oulton Broad in Lowestoft.

But he said the landscaping could also provide run-off areas during surge tides, in which the river bursts its banks.

The creation of shallow wading areas is likely to lead to an immediate increase in bird numbers, such as spoonbill (pictured), said the Trust

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Chair  -  James Dyer - Email James

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Treasurer -  TBC

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright


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