We are delighted to have secured funding for our education and environmental work around Loch Ken.
The award, received through Inspiring Scotland from the Scottish Government’s Rural and Island Communities Idea Into Action Fund will go towards delivering The Loch Ken Plan. Specifically, this work focuses on our Baseline Ecosystem Assessment, including commissioning research and ‘citizen science’ activities.
Part of this funding is going to allow us to buy a stock of waterproofs in various children’s sizes which can be used for outdoor activities around Loch Ken or borrowed by other community groups. The Trust never wants a lack of equipment to be a barrier to any of our young people enjoying all that Loch Ken has to offer.
One of the most exciting activities covered by this funding will be Loch Ken Ranger Service working with staff and students from the Wildlife and Conservation Management course at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) course. They will be developing and designing exciting activity sessions related to our Baseline Ecosystem Assessment work. Thanks to generous support from Drax, the owners of the Galloway Hydro Scheme, we will be able to deliver a programme of these sessions to our local schools this summer.
It’s going to be a very busy and exciting time with lots of other environmental science activities happening. If you would like to find out more and be kept up to date on what we are doing, why not join us? Loch Ken Membership is free and open to anyone who enjoys Loch Ken.