Storrington Conservation News: progress on climate change

Fryern Dell work party

Good news for ourselves and wildlife concerning climate change! At the time of writing, as the G20 nations meeting takes place, the US and China have ratified the Paris global climate agreement. This means that nations responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions have signed up. There is still a long way to go, as the UK is yet to sign and at least 55 countries are needed to ratify before the agreement comes into force. Then it has to be implemented.

The aim is to move towards renewable energy sources and away from coal and oil. Oil is still needed, so it is timely that on 22nd October we have our AGM at 2.00pm in the Village Hall. Our speaker is from IGas, the subject being Storrington’s Oil Well, where it is, how much oil it produces and how it is extracted. An excellent opportunity to be brought up to date and to ask questions. All welcome, not only members, refreshments provided.

Our work party on 3rd September met at the Fryern Dell balancing pond to continue with the programme of clearing trees from its banks. All part of dealing with invasive species towards restoring the Pleasure Garden. This work continues on 1st October, 10.00-12.00 (or optional 15.00) with woodland management. Good progress has been made in clearing original paths of shrubs and fallen trees, improving access. Anyone interested in seeing the work or joining in is welcome to come along. For details of the Thursday work party on 20th October at 2.00pm, please refer to our website.

For information about this and all our activities, or becoming a member, please get in touch with Mick Denness on 01903 745971, or look on our website

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