Speaking up for Cairngorms Wild Plants

Gwenda Diack

Gwenda Diack

Cairngorms Wild Plants Project Officer

31st May 2017

Gwenda Diack

Let me start by saying I love wild plants, I love the Cairngorms and I love my new job!

I started in post less than four months ago and I have the honour and pleasure of setting up the Cairngorms Wild Plants project. Over the next three years of the project, I want to report on what is happening and celebrate what it achieves.

The project aims to empower and enable local people to take action to conserve the special places for wild plants in the Cairngorms and to raise awareness of their value. One of the ways it will do this is by creating opportunities for people to play an active part through volunteering as Flora Guardians. With the help of volunteers, we are looking to monitor the health of plant communities and to share this knowledge and value with others. You don’t need to already be an expert in plant identification to get involved, all you need is a willingness to learn and a desire to communicate your passion for wild plants to others.

Look out for stories of Cairngorms Wild Plants on our project webpage, on Facebook and Twitter. Want to get involved? Contact me at Gwenda.diack@plantlife.org.uk for more information.

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