THE Major Milestone

We have achieved a major milestone in our Tyne (Giant) Hogweed Eradication programme by completing our first survey of the whole river and its tributaries from source to sea.
We found 250 locations with Giant Hogweed: x100 single plants, and 150 where there were several, of which 25 had more than 5 plants, and 4 areas which had over 100!
We also spotted 100 patches of Japanese Knotweed, sizes ranging from 1 to 300 sqm, in total 4,000 sqm.

Now we wait for the hard work of the landowners as they spray or dig up these infestations, all organised by local farmer James Wyllie. Before we survey again later in the year, to spot all those which have been missed!

See the map at tasks/invasives/the-program/the-map/

Our Facebook Group

Arrghh!! Facebook changed its rules in April and we can no longer display the posts from our Facebook Group page. Hopefully facebook will allow it again soon.

But in the meantime, you can see our old Path Wardens facebook page here. If you like the look of it, why not just take the plunge and join our group page at  NB: In my view, all these scare stories about data harvesting are a global strategic storm in a teacup, or better a thimble!


Don't forget - if you don't have access to facebook, you can still see (well, sort of) our Group Page on this website at Other News. And you can also see the ELC Rangers page there, which is often updated several times a week. Or why not join facebook and see them in full? You can even post yourself on the ELCV site (I didn't mean that - but yes, it could be a selfie!).

ELCV Website Launched

Well, the East Lothian Countryside Volunteers finally have a live website!

Hopefully you will find it useful as a news feed, for reference, and especially the Dates page. It's also geared towards attracting new volunteers - we can always do with more help: share it with the buttons in the footer of any page. 

Have a good look round. And let us know what you think - all comments are helpful, whether suggestions or criticism (or praise!). 

Many thanks to all those who have contributed - both with comments, text and images, especially Duncan, Nick, Sam, Tara, Katty, most charity trustees, Ben for javascript, Kualo for site hosting, and the rangers whose social media has been shamelessly borrowed.