With your help, Mount Vernon Community Hall volunteers are planning on creating a nature trail within the existing woodland area behind the Community Hall. Linking up to the existing paths within the park, it will create a natural loop that will also flow through our planned Community Garden growing space.
In addition we hope to incorporate an outdoor gym area, sow wildflower meadows, plant native trees and Shrubs, and create wildlife habitats.
Tidying the woodland area will allow this area to be used and enjoyed by all the local community to explore and enjoy, improving community health and wellbeing by providing physical outdoor activity and contact with nature .
Local volunteer Lauren Izzett has also produced design drawings to help us visualise our potential plans.
Railway Path Nature Trail so far..
We Paths for All awarded £1,500 and Action Earth awarded £250 so that we could make a start at clearing a path for our nature trail within the woodland area behind Mount Vernon Community Hall.
The Mount Vernon Community Hall (MVCH) volunteers then hosted a volunteering day on Wednesday the 22nd of November 17 where we invited everyone to come along and take part. The volunteers helped us clearing the site of debris and removing some of the overgrown plants and trees in preparation to creating a path for our nature trail.
A Special thanks to the Eastbank Academy 2nd year students and teachers Mrs Ahrens & Mr Livingston, Councillor Frank McAveety, Councillor Michelle Ferns. Who all worked along side the community volunteers and The Conservation Volunteers. Thank you all helping us out on one of our wettest volunteering days so far. You were all amazing!
Thank you also to Glasgow City Council for providing us with the litter picking equipment and skip hire and uplift it was fantastic.
Robert Macfarlane, author of The Lost Words, on the importance of spending time outdoors
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If you would like to get involved in future volunteering days we would love to hear from you please click on the link below.
Volunteering with us can range from anything from one hour of your time, a morning, afternoon or the entire day, it really doesn’t matter. We understand that your time is precious so we really appreciate however much of that time you can give. No previous experience necessary, and all ages and skills levels are welcomed you may even learn a new skill in the process!
We plan to meet up on Sundays from 12pm to make further improvements so watch this space or better still come along and help us create a wonderful space for the community to use and enjoy together.
We hope that you can make it along on the day of you are free.
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Future volunteering days
Sunday 11th Febuary 2018 Community Clear Up -All welcome from 12pm to 3pm
Saturday the 3rd of March Community Event working within the Woodland - Help us spread wood chip to create a nature path