31 January 2011

North Lanarkshire Living Water hits the ground hopping!

Following its massive success in London and Glasgow, the Living Water Project has leapt into North Lanarkshire to continue Froglife’s important work creating and restoring ponds in the UK.

The Living Water Project is just one of the ways that Froglife is helping to combat the decline of ponds and amphibians in the UK. With an emphasis on community involvement, it is hoped that this project will kick start local communities to care for ponds and green spaces, providing habitats for amphibians and reptiles long into the future.

“This has been an exciting start for North Lanarkshire Living Water,” says Eilidh Spence, Glasgow Living Water Project Officer. “We hope that by replicating the success of the London and Glasgow projects, we will encourage other local councils to get on board and continue to roll out the project across the UK.”

The Glasgow project has created numerous ponds across the city, including the one in the photo at Provan Hall Marsh.

In their first two weeks, Froglife’s new North Lanarkshire team have created four ponds in an area that will provide an invaluable resource for amphibians for years to come.

New recruit Liam Atherton is buzzing about his role as North Lanarkshire Living Water Field Worker. “With more pond creation planned for the coming months, there will be plenty of opportunities for willing volunteers to get their hands dirty! We will also shortly be looking for people to get involved in amphibian and reptile surveys,” added Liam.

All upcoming events are advertised on Froglife’s website which is updated regularly – you can see what’s on here. Alternatively, if you want to find out a bit more, or register your interest, you can email liam.atherton@froglife.org.

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