Types of volunteers

Volunteering groups and thier key duties 

Friends of Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve

  • sea buckthorn control
  • monitoring of grazing sheep (autumn/winter)
  • species monitoring
  • monitoring of impacts of grazing upon plant diversity

Junior Rangers

  • aimed at 11-18 year olds

Friends of Yellowcraig

  • sea buckthorn control
  • pirri-pirri bur mapping and removal
  • friends of John Muir Country Park
  • tern nesting fence, management there-of
  • vegetation management

North Berwick Conservation Volunteers

  • a variety of practical tasks including vegetation control
  • path maintenance
  • litter and wildlife monitoring at North Berwick Law, Glen and beaches

Dunbar Shore & Neighbourhood group

  • independent group concerned with beach maintenance and the management of a Seaside Award beach

Traprain Law

  • checking of resident ponies (all year)
  • ragwort control
  • monitoring of impacts of grazing upon plant diversity

Barns Ness

  • checking of sheep flock (November - February)
  • monitoring of impacts of grazing upon plant diversity
  • gorse burning (autumn-winter)

Path warden volunteers

  • monitoring and maintenance of local paths
  • monthly opportunity to get together and tackle larger repair issues

Grassland and / or bumblebee surveyors

  • regular surveys of both at (up to) 4 sites
  1. Aberlady
  2. Barns Ness
  3. North Berwick Law 
  4. Traprain Law

to monitor impact of grazing animals upon the land. (You don't have to do more than one site)