It is with a heavy heart that we report Charlotte Neary will be leaving the Trust towards the end of March for pastures new with Forth Rivers Trust – She will be a Senior Project Officer looking after 13 rivers in the Forth Catchment. One of these is the Water of Leith so I am sure we will see her on our river again. She will also be managing a project called Merlin, which aims to restore freshwater and peatland habitats on a European scale, seeking to combat widespread loss of habitat and the effects of climate change. The Forth Catchment is one of 17 case studies across Europe. Exciting stuff.
Staff, volunteers and trustees all wish her well, and thank her for so many years hard work, dedication and passion which has transformed for our river since she joined us as a fresh faced graduate in 2000!. No doubt a proper send off will be arranged. Meanwhile the WOLCT will be advertising to replace this role in the coming week if you are interested please keep and eye on our social media or www.waterofleith.org.uk/work-for-us/