The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) invites you to join a celebration of the success of the Nature Network (EcoCo LIFE) project as it comes to completion. Our Nature Network Celebration event will take place in the beautifully restored New Cumnock Town Hall on Thursday 1st March, 6pm-9pm.
Since 2013, Nature Network has delivered an impressive 450 hectares of peatland habitat enhancement in the East Ayrshire Coalfields. The benefits of healthy peatlands are plentiful; they are a haven for wildlife, provide clean drinking water, help to prevent flooding and store carbon which would otherwise contribute to greenhouse gases and climate change.
Nature Network has engaged with communities across the Coalfields to inspire an appreciation of local landscapes and wildlife. Peatland enhancement has been monitored with the help of a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who have contributed to habitat and species surveys and practical tasks in over 1oo events. Through our awareness and educationprogrammes we’ve promoted the importance of peatlands to the public and introduced hundreds of young people to peat bogs in their local area to promote stewardship of the coalfield environment.
The Nature Network Celebration will showcase the successes of the project and shine a light on what’s next for the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative. The event will be opened by Clifton Bain, Director of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme. Refreshments will be provided and there will be music from local ukulele group the Ayrshire Ukes!
If you would like to join us in this celebration please RSVP via Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.