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Edinburgh Live Reports on our Giant Hogweed Work with Charlotte and Robert

If you can not see the video CLICK ON ME 

And follow this link for the Full Story


Volunteer Dates for August and September - register to join the team


Friday 16th August 10.30 -1pm – Balsam pulling at location to be confirmed email us for details
Thursday 22nd Aug 10.30-1pm – Meet at the skate park car park off Balgreen Road for a balsam pull and clean up.
Friday 23rd August 10.30 -1pm – Balsam pulling at location to be confirmed. email us for details
Friday 30th August 10.30 -1pm – Balsam pulling at location to be us for details
Sunday 1st Sept 10.00am -12.30pm (Please note earlier start time) Meet at Buyrite Bathrooms off Gorgie Road for a balsam pull and clean up.
Thursday 12th Sept 10.30-1pm   – Meet at Water of Leith Visitor Centre at 24 Lanark Road for pre event clean up along the river, pathwork and balsam pull.
CLICK ON ME for a volunteer registration form



Leith Guided Walk on Sunday 25th August - Book your place now


Historical Heartlands of the River Guided Walks 
Sunday 25th August  – 2.00pm -  Leith  
The mouth of the river has a long and often turbulent history. Join us for a trip back in time. Meeting at the Coburg St Carpark near Great Junc St Bridge £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL


Staff from Baillie Gifford and Investec all help out the river

Over the last couple of week we have had some fantastic volunteers help us from Edinburgh Investment  companies - Baillie Gifford and Investec

On 30th July - Staff from Baillie Gifford joined forces with our Hit Squad at St Marks Park - tackling the huge amount of Balsam in the area, wading the river and sorting out chocked drains along the path. Its a mucky job but someone has to do it


On 31st July 7 volunteer from Investec joined Charlotte at Balgreen to help spruce up the Community Garden and pull balsam around Murrayfield.  They worked really hard and were rewarded by finding these huge caterpillars in the meadows. 


Rodgers with a D - Festival Show by Louise one of our friends and members, all ticket sale support our work