Buglife is calling on everyone to lend a hand to improve their local environment, and get involved in their forthcoming Volunteering Matters Action Earth project.
The project Bridgeness Biodiversity (which includes Grangepans Meadow) is managing a brownfield site and wildflower meadow in Bo’ness for both wildlife and people by creating species-rich grassland, clearing scrub, removing litter and promoting the recording of bumblebees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects. Habitat creation events are open to volunteers the first Wednesday of every month from 10am-1pm and everyone is welcome to come for as long or as little as they are able.
The activity is part of the Volunteering Matters Action Earth campaign which is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Volunteering Matters Action Earth will be supporting around 170 projects in Scotland in 2017 with grant awards of up to £500. These grants are aimed at groups who support and encourage volunteer activity through practical environmental projects.
Suzanne Burgess, Buglife Scotland Manager, who is co-ordinating the Bridgeness Biodiversity and Grangepans Meadow 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 grants 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 a project call the Volunteering Matters Action Earth team on 0131 622 7766 or register at www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth