Rewilding usually refers to the large-scale restoration of landscapes and ecosystems. It allows nature to look after itself and helps to protect all of the good things that nature provides us with - clean air and water, carbon storage, flood control and amazing experiences
- Rewilding is… a richer diversity of plant and animal species
- Rewilding is… greenspaces that work for people and for wildlife
- Rewilding is… clean air and water, natural flood management, carbon storage
- Rewilding is… reconnecting people with nature
- Rewilding is… giving communities the skills to make changes
To see what we have been up to check out our gallery page and the video below.
TCV have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow, Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership (GCVGNP), and the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund to deliver a Community Rewilding project in three areas of Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. A mapping exercise by GCVGNP identified three priority areas across Glasgow and the Clyde Valley where the delivery of the project is being focussed:
In this location we are seeking to address underperforming greenspaces including Coves Local Nature Reserve which has great potential for delivering a wide range of community benefits and improving green network priorities. The Coves Reservoir Green Gym, set up in April 2017, meet once a week and make ongoing improvements to the site by carrying out tasks including path maintenance, tree planting, habitat creation and wildflower planting.
Clydebank has been selected due to the high level of opportunity to deliver biodiversity enhancements in existing underperforming spaces such as Faifley Knowes. A weekly volunteer group has been set up to carryout tasks such as woodland thinning, path maintenance and wildflower meadow creation. We have also been running a series of public events in the Faifley area - see the events page for more info!
This location has been identified as having a limited network of large greenspaces however there are lots of small pockets of greenspaces. Engagement is focused on small scale improvements that people can incorporate into their gardens to improve them for wildlife. We have run public events that encourage local residents to make their gardens more wildlife friendly and have worked with students from West College to make improvements to the garden at a carehome by making it more attractive for people and wildlife.