Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir (CLP) Nature Conservation Group

CLP Nature Conservation Group was founded in 2018 to provide opportunities for local people to volunteer together and help make our villages more sustainable and healthier place for wildlife, the environment and us. We are keen to engage the community on what we have on our coastline and what we can do to help it flourish. We hope to work closely with the Restoration Forth Project on seagrass restoration.

CLP Nature Conservation Group was founded in 2018. We provide opportunities for local people to volunteer together and help make our villages more sustainable and healthier places for wildlife, the environment and us. The group works closely with and across the community, as well as working in partnership with others, such as the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Fidra and Plastic Free Fife, to deliver initiatives such as Plastic Free Communities, MCS Beachwatch, nurdle hunts, and wildlife monitoring.

We are keen to move the group towards the ‘nature’ side a bit more in the coming years and engage the community on what we have on our coastline and what we can do to help it flourish. This will include restoring seagrass and addressing non-native invasive species. We hope woth closely with the Restoration Forth Project, other groups in the CCN, and NatureScot’s Community Biodiversity Monitoring Project (regarding filming species under the water.)

We will continue with our Plastic and Waste Free initiatives in the village with our new Plastic Free Coordinator.