Sadly I have come to the end of my time as a Creating Natural Connections Trainee with Cumbernauld Living Landscape, so I wanted to take some time to reflect on…
Creating Natural Connections
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 delivering a project bringing transformational change to Cumbernauld’s natural heritage and how local people engage with it.
Cumbernauld Living Landscape received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop its four year Creating Natural Connections project. Working with the community the team nurtured 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.