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Tuesday
Feb232010

Tree Planting Postponed

Due to bad weather tree planting event has been postponed.  We will keep you posted.

Monday
Feb152010

Call for Clean-up Volunteers and Tree Planters

We have 2 practical tasks happening in the next week or two. Details below, do let us know if you plan to attend the clean-up and contact the Ranger Service for the Tree Planting Event.

Sunday 21st February: 10am – 12.30pm.  Clean-up at Redbrae’s Weir.  According to patrol reports this area is suffering since the big thaw.  Depending on numbers there is also scope to get some of the trolleys out of the river at Warriston.  Meet at Redbraes Grove where there is a reasonable amount of parking.  For a map follow this link;

 http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=325889&Y=675707&A=Y&Z=110

 

Wednesday 24th February - Tree Planting at Wester Coates - 10.30

Tree planting with The Countryside Rangers along a section of the Water of Leith Walkway near Bell's Mill.
Meet at the Wester Coates Avenue access to the Walkway, behind Donaldson's School. If you are lost, please phone Jessica Morgado on 077 853 73 927.
What time: The event will start at 10.30am and will finish at 3pm. You are welcome to join the team any time you want, for as long as you want. 
What to bring: A pair of wellies or sturdy footwear as it will be muddy. Dress for the outdoor. Bring your lunch pack and water with you. We will provide necessary tools and protective equipment you will require for the activity. We will even offer you a hot cuppa to keep you going!
Booking: If you intend to come along, please, e-mail Jessica.Morgado@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone the Ranger Service on 0131 447 7145 so that they can prepare enough equipment for all to take part!
 

 
Monday
Feb082010

Under the Bridge edition 50!

Please read our latest newsletter Under the Bridge

 

Monday
Feb082010

Council Funding

Many of you may have seen articles in the local papers about funding cuts to community organisations from City of Edinburgh Council. We were earmarked for a 32% cut (£8,500) from the grant we usually receive from the Council. This would have been devastating for a small organisation such as ourselves as revenue funding is really hard to come by. We have been lobbying in the last month to try and get this decision reversed and we are now hopeful that Service for Communities department will be taking on our whole grant. There are important meetings this week and fingers crossed we will have the more positive news confirmed. In the meantime you are welcome to add you voice to the e petition set up on line to boost support for our case.

 

Saturday
Jan232010

Ice traps interesting dumping!!

I though I would pass on this photo taken by one of our river patrol volunteers of the ice in Leith. Just outside the Plumbline store on Sandport Place, this loo, seat and cistern had been strewn onto the ice. May look amusing in the picture but this will be a very ticky item to retrieve.