Cumbernauld Living Landscape

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Natural Connections - The story so far, July 2016

Story so far - Natural connections - cover image The natural connections project started in the Summer of 2015 and has just completed its first year so we thought it would be a good time to tell the story so far and show what difference it is making.    … read more

Cumbernauld Living Landscape transforms desk jockeys into Nature Ninjas

Natura Ninja - Louise Smith with Fitbit tracker

Nature Ninjas taking part in conservation work in Cumbernauld burn nearly double the number of active calories compared to a day spent at an office desk.

The Cumbernauld Living Landscape Nature Ninjas volunteer on the first Sunday of every month to help improve three green spaces in Cumbernauld, St Maurice’s Pond, Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve and Cumbernauld Glen Wildlife Reserve.

These volunteers are wearing activity trackers on their wrists to record the amount of steps taken and calories used during work on nature reserves and at public events. Data from the devices revealed that they burn around 1,500 calories and walk an average distance of ten kilometres (six miles) during conservation work, roughly double the amount of active calories used in a normal day at the office.  … read more

Recruiting Now!

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION INTERN

Do you have a passion for nature and love to communicate with young people?

Are you looking to begin a career in conservation or environmental education?

We need your help with our Natural Connections project to engage young people in Cumbernauld! … read more

Going Wild with Dragons at St Maurice's Pond

IMG_20160702_122709809 web The first weekend in July was a wild one for the Natural Connections team, on Saturday we were Going Wild with Dragons at St Maurice’s Pond and on Sunday we went for a Wild Walk through Cumbernauld Glen with our regular volunteering group.

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Springfling at Palacerigg Country Park

Feeling sheepish after all that chocolate?, Looking for something to do this Easter Monday?

Join us at the Springfling at Palacerigg Country Park

Monday 28th March

12pm - 4pm

Read on to find out more … read more

Action Earth Grants Available

 

 

The Action Earth 2016 Grant Programme is now taking applications from groups of volunteers preparing to work on environmental and biodiversity projects from April 2016 onwards. … read more

We need your votes! Bags of Help to improve St Maurice’s Pond

St Maurices Pond

Next time you are in Tesco think of St Maurice's pond and cast your vote to help us improve the area. As part of the Natural Connection project the Scottish Wildlife Trust has been working with St Maurice’s High School to raise awareness of St Maurice’s Pond and encourage local young people to make the improvements.  The pupils have already made a start … read more

Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust   North Lanarkshire Council   Forestry Commission   Central Scotland Green Network  North Lanarkshire Council