Your Forest Needs You

Forestry Commission Scotland’s Aberdeenshire team is looking for volunteers to help out at a litter pick in Countesswells wood later this month (Saturday 11 April).

The event, which will run from 10am until 12noon, will double up as an opportunity for people living near Countesswells and Foggieton forests to meet some of the Commission’s team and find out about other volunteering opportunities.

Emily Holmes, for the Commission’s team in the area, said:

“We have a really good relationship with the local people who love visit these woodlands and visit them regularly.

“Many of them would love to get involved in looking after these fantastic places so we’re setting up a new volunteer group to give people the chance to make a difference to their local woods.

“It’s a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and to get out into the fresh air, get some exercise and feel closer to nature.”

As well as helping out with wildlife surveys, volunteers joining the group will also help with conservation and woodland management, litter picking, path maintenance and much more.

Emily added;

“The litter pick is a great way to start because it makes the woodland a much more attractive and welcoming place for visitors and a much safer place for wildlife, too.

“It’s a few hours and a bit of effort that will make a huge and immediately noticeable difference to the woodland.”

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Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.