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Michael’s year as our Trainee Ranger

Michael joined us back in April 2023 as a Trainee Ranger on the New to Nature scheme – and he has really thrived. We are delighted to say that he will be staying on with us for another 6 months, to help across our work.


An Ecological Summer is planned with our new Conservation Officer, Steven

Steven reflects on this first month or two in post and talks about ecological work we have planned for the coming months


Summer Update from Ranger Johnny

A look at what the Conservation Team have been upto recently.


A creative wander with girls from St George’s School – by Michael, Trainee Ranger

Today though rather than be in waders in the river counting giant hogweed or pulling out our umpteenth traffic cone …


What a year! The results are in… 2022/3 saw all areas of our work flourish.

At the end of the financial year we like to crunch the numbers – how many tasks? How many school …


We are hiring

Exciting opportunity to join our team as a Conservation Officer. A diverse role which focuses on delivery of conservation work, river clean ups, habitat improvement and INNS work.


The Interceptor Sewers; how Victorian Edinburgh cleaned up the Water of Leith

What the Victorians did for the Water of Leith, sending the three p’s elsewhere


Walkway resurfacing update

Unfortunately there has been some issues with the new path surface which has be laid from Lanark Road to Colinton …


Willow Spiling – A Traditional, Natural Solution to riverbank Erosion in the heart of Edinburgh

Read how we worked to develop a project at Roseburn to create a ‘nature based solution’ to erosion


Volunteers get to know their Bryophytes !

While wading in the river the conservation team often notice masses of different mosses and liverworts that are blanketing the riverbank in layers. Species changing with the river levels, light, temperature, geology, and habitat. Winter is a great time to work on your Bryophytes Identification as other plants are still dormant allowing one to get a closer look at this wonderful micro world.


Eels can climb! So we make ropes to help them scale the rivers barriers

Volunteers Make Eel Ropes with Jack Wooton from Forth Rivers Trust


Coalie Park Plan is ready to view

Check out the latest improvement plan for Coalie Park in Leith