Our Jewels in the Downs project aims to enhance the connectivity and quality of chalk grassland and woodland habitats in the Darent Valley.

The Darent Valley is home to an extraordinary array of flora and fauna. And with the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss worldwide, there’s never been a more important time to encourage nature to flourish in our local areas.

Through this project we will improve the connectivity and quality of chalk grassland and woodland habitats on Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) managed sites in its Darent Triangle Living Landscape area and improve connectivity to sites nearby.

We aim to improve the biodiversity, management, access and interpretation across the various sites, whilst reducing the potential negative impact of this work on the supply of water to the River Darent.

 

  • Chalk grassland and woodland improvements
  • Focus on connecting sites
  • Improving biodiversity, management, access and interpretation

 

If you would like more information on our Jewels in the Downs project, please contact darent.valley@kentdowns.org.uk 

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