Post Category: Volunteers

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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.

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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

Volunteers

Riverfly Surveys – the results for 2023

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust began Riverfly sampling in May 2023. After some provisional monitoring and sampling at various …

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Johnny’s Autumn Update from the Conservation Team

I’m never sure which I enjoy more those heady days of summer sweating slightly in waders & wielding a scythe …

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Summer Update from Ranger Johnny

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

Volunteers

Meadow Surveys – the results

For the last four years, our dedicated volunteers have been steadily collecting data of each of our wildflower meadows. This …

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“I’d love to volunteer but I’m always at work “

In the first quarter of 2023 it’s been a close battle between our own volunteers and corporate groups on who …

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Getting my feet under the table – or in the river! – Hannah Dry – Conservation Officer

Here I am. Stood in a river, with the otters, kingfishers and dippers wondering how on earth I’ve been this …

Water of Leith Visitor Centre Cafe
Visitor Centre

Do you have some time to spare to help at our Visitor Centre and Community Café?

Do you have some time to spare to help at our Visitor Centre and Community Café? As the summer begins …

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Conservation Team Update – The world post Charlotte! by Ranger Johnny

“The River has Wisdom and Feeling and Flow. The Only Thing Certain is Change” – Robert J Landy It’s a …

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Early Spring Clean reveals a rubbish strewn river

Dry cold weather has helped conduct an early spring clean-up

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77 INNS (Invasive Non Native Species) treatment tasks in 2022

At this time of year, the conservation team does a lot of number crunching to see how many tasks were …

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