Bridgeness Biodiversity Action

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Brownfield site habitat creation and management, first Wednesday of every month starting 6th April 2016 10am-1pm, meet at Piers Road, off Bridgeness Road in Bo’ness

Buglife is calling on everyone to lend a hand to improve their local environment, and get involved in their forthcoming “Action Earth” project.

The project Bridgeness Biodiversity is managing a brownfield site in Bo’ness for both wildlife and people by enhancing wildflower meadow areas, clearing scrub and removing litter. Habitat creation events are open to volunteers the first Wednesday of every month in 2016 from 10am-1pm and everyone is welcome to come for as long or as little as they are able.  

The activity is part of a campaign called Action Earth organised by the national charity Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV), and funded by Scottish Natural Heritage.

As part of this year’s campaign Action Earth will be supporting around 160 projects in Scotland with grant awards of up to £500. These grants are aimed at groups who will help support and encourage volunteer activity through practical environmental projects. 

Suzanne Burgess, who is co-ordinating the Bridgeness Biodiversity project, wants to see as many people as possible come along to help their activity. .

“Everybody can get involved in their local outdoor spaces. They are a shared resource and a shared responsibility. From the smallest individual action to a national campaign, every contribution helps!  The Volunteering Matters Action Earth Awards are designed to help groups of volunteers take practical action to improve and create places for wildlife.”

If you are keen to learn new skills, improve your local environment and have fun at the same time, call Suzanne on 01786 447504 or get in touch at [email protected]

If you think you might have your own great idea for an Action Earth project and grant,  call the Action Earth team at Volunteering Matters on 0131 622 7766 or register