The basic aims of the Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves are to:
- Raise awareness of the City’s Local Nature Reserves and wildlife;
- Lobby Glasgow City Council to ensure that this environmental resource is protected, managed and enhanced;
- Engage with the Council and others to promote partnership working;
- Organise and support practical conservation days or events in the City; and
- Raise funds for specific projects.
The Group was established following the Urban Biodiversity Conference held at Glasgow University on 30-31 October 2010. At the Conference, 16 people showed an interest in setting up a ‘Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves’ and since then, others, having learned of the proposed Group, have come forward. The Group has received the support of Glasgow City Council’s Executive Director of Land & Environmental Services and his staff, including the Biodiversity/Ecology officers. See https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18407 – for more information about biodiversity in the City.
The inaugral meeting was held on the evening of Wednesday 13 April 2011, a Group constitution approved – see link above – and a committee elected.
The Committee for 2016-17 is as follows:
Chair – Jim Coyle; Vice-chair – Val Charlton; Treasurer – Agnes Gunn; Minutes Secretary – Karen Hill; Committee members – Scott Donaldson, Bo Wang; and Toby Wilson.