Talk reveals more about sea level rises in Lower Ouse Valley

The Linklater Pavilion, Lewes Railway Land.
The Linklater Pavilion, Lewes Railway Land.

The Railway Land Wildlife Trust in Lewes kicks off the start of its spring and summer season with a spectacular talk on the implications of sea level rise in the Lower Ouse valley.

It will be given by John Gower at the annual general meeting at 7pm on Friday, May 2, at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes.

All are welcome and the talk, which begins at 7.30pm, will include a digital flight through the Ouse valley under different sea level heights.

A permanent display of various sea level rise adaptation options will open at the Linklater at the start of its regular Sunday afternoon openings from May 4 until September 28. Railway Land Project Director Dr John Parry said: “This will be quite a season as on May 4 we will also be introducing Bella the Bear and our new underwater camera for younger visitors.

“Led by author and biologist Steve Savage, this will allow us to explore pond and ditch life on the Reserve in a new and exciting way.

“On May 18, we shall have a wildlife and environmental change stall at the ‘Prepare for Battle’ celebrations on the Railway Land and we are delighted that Professor Tim O’Riordan has agreed to be one of the speakers in the Democracy Den.”

He continued: “On May 24, we shall open a special bee-friendly planter made from re-cycled materials, led by Tom Daniell and designed and assembled by pupils from Priory School, Lewes.”

Dr John Parry, the Railway Land Project Director, said: “June will see the opening of a panel on the Linklater Pavilion’s undercroft door as one of the points on the first ever Climate Change Trail in the UK.

“The Trust will hold its annual festival on July 6, which this year will feature the opening of the amazing ‘knowtrash’ exhibition of artefacts from all over the world made from re-cycled materials. Running for two months, this dazzling display put together by Ruth and Neil Thomson, will include many workshops generously sponsored by the Chalk Cliff Trust.”

For more information please contact Dr Parry on