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O2 gives money for tools

We must thank mobile phone company O2 for their donation of over £600 for us to buy some much needed new tools.


Sewage leak in Colinton

Last weekend saw a sewage choke cause an overflow into the Water of Leith. SEPA and Scottish Water are working on the problem and should be sorted soon. The sewage was well diluted so should not have caused to many problems for wildlife or visitors to the river. If you do see any problems regarding sewage or pollution into the river please contact SEPA immediately on their emergency number 0800 807060 a free 24 hour hotline, a do let us know as we like to follow up on any such problems.


Community Action on Water of Leith continues....

Yet more dedicated community minded souls have been giving up their freetime to help clean-up the river. Last weekend Stockbridge Community Council and Inverleith Cub Scout pack set about sorting out Stockbridge, whilst the rubbish was not as bad as previous years, there was enough work to keep all the families and cubs busy for 2 hours - then they retired to Hamiltons who laid on a buffet as a reward. The highlight (!?!) of the day was when the cubs saw a heron swallow a duckling whole. Thank you to all 40+ volunteers who took part.

 Volunteers from Standard Life also cleaned up the river in Canonmills. 18 Volunteer organised their own event and the dive team turned up in wet suits to tackle those hard to reach places.


The Eco Club from Craigmount High School also joined us on Friday to plant over 40 native trees and shrubs along the river side, so nice to be adding something rather than just taking out rubbish, but inevitably we did a wee clean-up as well and found 2 virtually new bikes!!

And finally our volunteer returned to Redbraes weir for a short but productive clean-up. 7 trolleys, 3 TVs, a till, 3 bikes, 5 cones and around 9 bags of rubbish. So that is the river cleaned from Colinton to Leith. Just 3 more clean-ups to go in the Spring Clean, but rest assured the effort continues all year round.



Redbraes Clean-up this Friday

We are planning another river clean-up for this Friday 15th May at Redbraes Weir. Meeting at 10.00am at Redbraes Grove, a small cul-de-sac off Bonninton Road, just behind the Powderhall Incinerator. There are around 5 trolleys to collect and a fair amounts of rubbish. So if you are fit and free on friday, come along and lead a hand for the morning. Wear old clothes, teas provided.


PLANT SALE A HUGE SUCCESS - Despite the weather

Last Saturday's Plant Sale raised over £950!! and we are still selling a few of the leftovers at the Centre. 100 plant hunters visited the sale in the first 2 hours and seemed delighted with the range of plants on offer, not to mention the cake stall. Our Thanks goes to ALBA trees and Pentland Plants Nursery for donations of plant and the many volunteers and members who contributed to the event.