An occasional series highlighting the local activities.
The most important assets of the John Muir Trust are its members. In 1997 a local steering group was set up in Aberdeenshire to help bring the JMT closer to its membership. It is vital for members to feel part of the Trust.
Various local work parties have been organised in our area, introducing members to practical conservation. These have included:
These day-long work parties are ideal for learning new skills and meeting other JMT members.
The John Muir Award, a scheme that encourages the discovery and conservation of wild places, is beginning to bear fruit. A group from the Forestry Commission's Ranger Club is learning about woodlands and wildlife in Huntly's Bin Forest and a Boy's Brigade group, led by a JMT local organiser is discovering Glen Tanar. We hope this exciting initiative will nurture the next generation of conservationists.
To keep everyone up to date with JMT events we arrange two local meetings each year. These meetings give members a chance to socialise with fellow members and where possible, Trustees and full-time staff. Our very popular joint NEMT and JMT ceilidh encourage further socialising.
To find out more or join the John Muir Trust contact:John Muir Trust, 41 Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JD
George Cruickshank, October 2000
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