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An EPIC Launch in Clackmannanshire

An EPIC Launch in Clackmannanshire


Conservation and Community Engagement in Clackmannanshire

Recently there has been the launch of a new partnership between The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Enabling Projects In Clackmannanshire (EPIC). The partnership seeks to raise awareness for the distinctive landscape features and biodiversity around the Ochil Hillfoot Villages and promotes the need to safeguard such cultural and natural heritage through Community Engagement and Volunteering opportunities. Steered by EPIC, my role as TCV’s Senior Project Officer will be to identify the unique local environments, habitats and species of Clackmannanshire and devise the best means to conserve and enhance such features for the environment, … Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Week – Wild Ways Well

Mental Health Awareness Week - Wild Ways Well

Stick your hand up if you know someone who has suffered – at some point in their lives – from poor mental health…

So that’s everyone then.

This week is mental health awareness week.  It’s a brilliant initiative, anything that brings mental health issues into focus should be applauded.  But when you think about it, it’s also a bit of a strange idea.

Why do we need to have mental health awareness events?  Every single person reading this will know someone with a mental health issue.  1 in 4 readers will be sufferers themselves.  We don’t have broken leg awareness … Continue reading

Become a Flood Warden Volunteer!

Become a Flood Warden Volunteer!

Do you want to learn more about your local area and help reduce flood risk?

Become a Flood Warden Volunteer!

We will provide all FREE training, support and guidance for the project to:

Monitor, record and clear debris from burns Identify and record invasive non-native plant species

*No previous knowledge of the subject required*

Express an interest or find out more contact Amanda Malcolm, or Mobile 07917 460488

TCV Stirling at 7 Lochs

The Stirling mid-week volunteer group have been busy on a new woodland management project to make a series of natural locations more accessible to the public, and to promote the presence and development of a greater variety of wildlife in the future.

Based at Hogganfield Park (Glasgow), Craigend Woods (near Airdrie) and Auchinlea Park (Glasgow), the group have had an exciting range of environments for their green fingers to work with at these 7 Lochs sites.

Their initiative has included tree thinning, crown liftingContinue reading

Citizen Science – Community River Monitoring Volunteer Project

Citizen Science - Community River Monitoring Volunteer Project

As part of our Scotland Counts programme we’ve produced a report – on the data collected from our Citizen Science ‘Community River Monitoring Volunteer project’ – Monitoring Sediment Movement and Blockages on Hillfoots Burns in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council.  

This report provides a brief summary and feedback of the project and presents the data collected by the Community River Monitoring volunteers and this data source will feed into Clackmannanshire Councils forthcoming Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) options appraisal report for Tillicoultry.

This illustrates how citizen scientists can collect and generate useful data for the Council and feed … Continue reading