Dune grassland is a scarce resource within the city and the Edinburgh Shoreline project are working with the City of Edinburgh Council to restore and interpret this site for the
Dune grassland is a scarce resource within the city and the Edinburgh Shoreline project are working with the City of Edinburgh Council to restore and interpret this site for the many visitors that this beauty spot attracts. Dune grassland is important for butterflies, mosses, fungi and lichens. However the grassland at Cramond is being threatened by Japanese rose (rosa rugosa) a recent invader from Eastern Asia. This plant grows in thickets which choke out the native flora we are trying to conserve and enrich.
Join us on Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th March 2019 from 10.30am-3pm to:
Clear Invasive Non Native Species Japanese Rose (rosa rugosa) using hand tools .
Prune, cut and clear woody vegetation/sycamore suckering on margins of dune grassland and boundary wall.
Clear monoblock access route using hand tools of build up of mulch, mud and vegetation.
Rake and prepare identified area using hand tools wildflower seed/apply seed to area (if seed available). Additional tasks may include;
Temporary fencing of eroded sections to allow natural regeneration.
The maximum group size we can accommodate is 25, therefore, please book your place here:
Meet at the main Cramond car park, behind the Cramond Inn, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6NU.
We will also provide any tools and materials required and provide advice on tool use on the day, as well as gloves for the activity. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing, preferably long sleeves and long arms as we may be working in dense vegetation and thorny plants are present. Uneven and steep terrain may be encountered therefore appropriate footwear and clothing is required. Bring waterproofs if the weather forecasts suggests rain. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Public toilets are accessible nearby. If there are medical or health issues for any participants can you make sure your group leader has all the information needed. We will only need to know details if it effects the participants ability to join in the task outlined. We will bring a first aid kit and there will be first aid trained staff member working with the group every day. No dogs allowed.
(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 3:00 pm