Recently Nature Ninja volunteer Ann Innes captured video of a pine marten in a woodland in Cumbernauld, it looks wonderfully healthy and it may be a female looking for a…
Creating Natural Connections – Development Phase
What is Creating Natural Connections?
Creating Natural Connections project is a four-year initiative that aims to make the town’s woods, parks and open spaces better for wildlife and people with the support of National Lottery players.
- Create a community network that connects more people to nature and gives a wider range of people the capacity to benefit from and improve Cumbernauld’s greenspaces
- Improving the quality of Cumbernauld’s greenspaces for people and wildlife
Having built up a strong local knowledge base and piloted community engagement models, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and its partners are now ready to deliver a project bringing transformational change to Cumbernauld’s natural heritage and how local people engage with it.
Cumbernauld Living Landscape has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop its four year Creating Natural Connections project. Working with the community the team will nurture ideas and strategies to improve habitat and access connections within and between greenspaces whilst working with local young people, hard-to-reach groups and community groups to build a sustainable network of people who care about – and have the skills to care for – the town’s natural heritage in years to come.
Wish us luck!
After a lot of conversations, consultations, taster sessions and report writing, we have finally hit the button to send the Creating Natural Connections Stage 2 Application, to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Living Landscape team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this application. We really appreciate your opinions, your time and your support for what we think is a fantastic project. We’ve even made a wee video showing what this project means to us too!
Our last request to you, our community is to keep your fingers crossed for us and wish us luck!
While we are waiting to hear whether Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s planned new project has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, I have been visiting high schools to maintain and…