Post Category: Volunteers


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 …


50 small socially distanced tasks have been undertaken to keep the river accessible and the INNS under control

‘Hit Squad’ volunteers, off to wade the river – what a merry bunch!

Giant hogweed Treatment

2350 Giant Hogweed plants treated over 15 days of lockdown – essential task complete (nearly)

It has taken 15 days for a trained member of staff and one other volunteer to waded 10 miles of river.


Cutting Cutting Cutting… enabling social distancing on the walkway

Johnny’s Journey – Sixteen days of cutting back vegetation and scraping paths either by yourself or with one other is …


Trust staff are back working on the river this week as we treat Giant Hogweed and cut back over grown path ways

You’ll see our staff back on the walkway this week clearing back vegetation to improve sightlines and enable better distancing …


We had a busy few weeks before the shutdown with path work, a Leith clean-up and planting work all carried out by volunteers

From the 8th March to the 16th we managed to squeeze in 7 volunteer tasks almost one everyday!! Here are …


Puddle Problems along the Walkway

Volunteers have been out in force this last 3 weeks clearing puddles and drainage issues – the wettest February on …


Here’s Johnny – new member of staff hits the ground running

We are delighted to welcome Johnny Wells to our Team as Project Officer – he has been with the team …


No rest for the wicked as clean-ups start again and volunteers Dates for January and February

So the Volunteers have been out again cleaning up the river and doing more maintenance work in the Bonnington area …