Update from nature reserve

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The Discovery Centre servery counter

Sussex Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that a temporary pathway has opened by the Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, meaning there is now access to the sea again from Rye Harbour village. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding with regards to the recent road closures, which relate to the installation of services to the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

There will still be occasions when this path will need to close for the protection of the construction workers and the public, and these will be publicised on the website and social media, so it is best to check before travel, particularly those with mobility challenges.
Work continues apace inside the new visitor centre. The decoration is complete. The café kitchen has been installed, as has a contemplation ledge around the viewing windows that overlook the reserve. The purpose of the information on the ledge is to help visitors understand the wildlife, landmarks and human history of the reserve.

Discovery Centre manager Liz Grant has been overseeing this work, as well as planning the recruitment of new members of the staff team next year to support the running of the centre and educational activities on the reserve.

Sussex Wildlife Trust anticipates that the Discovery Centre will be complete in the new year, to enable opening in April 2021, but these timescales may be impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.

The Rye Harbour Discovery Centre is a joint venture between Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.  More details are available here.

Image Credits: Liz Grant .

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