Hedgerow Champion Derek Crush

The Countryside Charity, CPRE Sussex has appointed its first Hedgerow Champion to raise awareness of important wildlife habitats.

Derek Crush, has spent more than 30 years looking after some of the county’s most ancient and valuable hedgerows at Daylands Farm on the Wiston Estate near Steyning. He has been actively involved in our Lost Woods project, sharing his knowledge, passion for hedgerows and led a walk as part of our August Ambles this month.

It is great to see him recognised, and we are looking forward to working with him more as the Lost Woods project develops.

Please click on the link below to watch a short video of him on ITV’s Meridian News



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