Post Category: Volunteers

Patrols 2020

Patrol volunteer Juliet shares her experiences on returning to volunteering

“Lockdown was the first time (apart from for holidays and illness) that I wasn’t able to patrol the Dells since …

Brian Henderson

Sad news as Brian Henderson former Trustee and Scotland Rugby Cap passes away

Every organisation need there own ‘action man or woman’ and for nearly two decades Brian Henderson was ours. Trustee David …


8 months on – what have we been up to?

On 17th March we closed the doors of the centre and paused all operations due to the rise of a …

Visitor Centre

Wild about Masks – well sick of picking up discarded disposables and seeking sewers to make reusable masks to sell at the Centre

We have all seen discarded PPE in the streets, parks and greenspaces and our volunteers are sick of picking up this potentially hazardous litter. Masks and gloves also pose a risk to wildlife.

Charlotte Fundraising Run

Charlotte RAN the river – and raised around £6K thank you to all who supported her and us

Heres is Charlottes Run Report following her Source to Sea fundraising Challenge running 28 miles dressed as an Otter!!


The Hit Squad volunteer team are awesome – here is the lasted from Project Officer Johnny

We love that our volunteers keep on coming out some weekly, others monthly and some yearly, together we’ll keep the river and walkway being epic.


INNS work continues with our autumn Japanese Knotweed treatment

Readers will be well aware of our work to control Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam along the river, at this …


One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow… well a couple of men and some women and it is 8 meadows

As the leaves begin to change colour and the last of the blackberries are being foraged from the walkway you …


Is your local stretch of river a Giant Hogweed Hotspot? Check out our Heat Map

Every cloud has a silver lining and lockdown has helped us get a better overview of the distribution of Giant Hogweed plants on the Water of Leith.


Wildflower Meadows Survey reveals increase in plant species in both Bells and Bogs Mill Meadow

Cracking the Secret Code! The Trust has created many wildflower meadow areas along the WOL with the aim of increasing plant biodiversity …


Small Socially Distanced Volunteering Tasks are making a HUGE difference to the river and walkway

Just last week 36 people managed to clock up 90 hours on a variety of tasks including Balsam pulling, Willow …


Charlotte celebrates 20 years of working with the Trust and on the river

Little did that young fresh-faced MSC student from Edinburgh Uni know that when she wandered into the Water of Leith …