Very excited to tell you that last Thursday the Tesco, Bags Of Help project at St Maurice’s Pond began. The Cumbernauld Living Landscape has contracted The Conservation Volunteers to come out to plant the small community orchard and to improve the boardwalk that take you across the pond. … read more
Last Friday the Cumbernauld Living Landscape together with staff and students from St Maurice’s High School accepted a cheque for £10,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help, supported by greenspace scotland. … read more
Just before the Easter break students from Greenfaulds and St Maurice’s high schools were out learning a bit about woodcraft from the North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) Countryside Rangers. Each student carved a tent peg fashioned out of green ash and hazel rods under the expert tutelage of Davie and Jamie. The students also had a go at using a shave horse and a wood axe.
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
Looking for funding towards environmental improvements in your local area?
Greggs are distributing the money raised through the carrier bag tax to small groups and school who wish to improve their local environment.
You can find out more here - https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/large-environmental-grants
Grants range from £2500 to £10,000 and all projects must benefit the environment. … read more
Last week, we had a visit to our sister programme Coigach and Assynth Living Landscape based in Lochinver, Sutherland. The Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape project covers a vast area of mainly small townships and crofts with a population of 1200, a huge comparison to the Cumbernauld Living Landscape which covers a much smaller area but a larger population of 55,000 plus. … read more