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CEI Nature Network Event – Postponed!

We regret to inform that due to poor weather conditions, the Nature Network Celebration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Thursday 1st March, has been postponed. Although the severity of the wintry weather is varied across the region, many guests have some distance to travel and we do not wish to […]

CEI Nature Network Celebration Event

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 […]

Practical People Power

SNH’s Phil Baarda discusses the contribution that volunteers are making to conservation of bogs across Central Scotland in his latest blog entry for Scotland’s Nature, ‘Practical People Power’. Take a look, you might spot a few familiar faces! If you’re interested in becoming a CEI volunteer please contact CEI Project Officer […]

Volunteer Day: Thursday 22nd February, Hydrology Survey at Common Farm

Peatland enhancement works were carried out at Common Farm (near Shiel Farm) during November and December 2017 and a series of dipwells were installed to allow us to monitor changes in water levels across the site. On February 22nd we’ll be taking the first dipwell readings since the work was […]

Volunteer Day: Thursday 18th January, Hydrology Survey at Dalmellington Moss

A healthy bog will have a high water level which supports the growth of sphagnum mosses. As part of our long-term monitoring of Dalmellington Moss SSSI (a SWT Reserve), we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells across the site and taking fixed point photographs to help track changes in […]

Latest peatland enhancement – update!

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) is delighted to have rounded off 2017 with the completion of a new phase of peatland enhancement at Common Farm, near Cumnock, East Ayrshire. This brings the area of peatland enhanced by the CEI within the East Ayrshire coalfields to 450 hectares! Common Farm was […]

Winter walks in New Cumnock

Looking for a little winter walk inspiration in East Ayrshire? Then why not check out the lovely series of walks provided by the New Cumnock Access Network Routes? This network of paths was developed by the CEI in 2012 to improve access to the envrionment around New Cumnock. The routes […]