One aim of the MWHG is to encourage people to value their local environment, to put them back in touch with the wealth of wildlife around them and thus stimulate them to care for species and habitats by involving the local community.
Several sites in the town of Selsey are now under sympathetic management for wildlife and this has been supplemented by work across the peninsula. Surveys are regularly conducted for orchids, water voles, hedges, ponds, trees and wild flowers. The results are sent to the Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre.
Practical conservation work is undertaken including tree planting, beach cleaning, scrub clearing etc. Bird and bat boxes made by local children have been put up in the town.
The ASHE subgroup also manage sites and hold events in Almodington, Sidlesham, Ham, and Earley. See the Diary of events for planned activities.
The SWALK (Sidlesham Walk and Lunch Klub) meets once month to walk to a local pub for lunch and back again.