Greener Greenways project celebrates a successful first year

Greener Greenways Event
19 December 2014

Volunteer Wildlife Champions gathered in the Edinburgh Office earlier this month to celebrate the end of the first year of the Greener Greenways project.

Rob Garner from Scottish Natural Heritage, which funds the biodiversity-enhancing project, joined the volunteers, staff and partners for a review of the first year, given by the Greener Greenways Team - Lenka Sukenikova, Ecologist, and Laura White, Volunteer Coordinator. Their review covered targets met, training delivered and plans for the coming year.

Following this, volunteers took part in a habitat management workshop delivered by Sustrans Ecologist, David Watson, and a Giant Biodiversity Quiz. The quiz consisted of questions from the 11 training sessions delivered to Wildlife Champions in 2014 and, among other things, asked participants to identify bird calls, unscramble biodiversity anagrams, and name species of bumblebee found in Scotland. The ‘Nae Bad-gers’ team (pictured) took first prize.

The day, timed to coincide with International Volunteer Day, was enjoyed by all.

One volunteer commented afterwards:

“A perfect balance of learning a bit and having a good time - just like the whole of the Greener Greenways project!”

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