Woodland Activities

Woodland Activities

Dads Work is a community project in East Lothian working with fathers and male care givers. It provides support groups, workshops on the role of fathers and outings for fathers and their children. The project has enabled participants to engage in activities that protect the woodland area whilst learning about the environment and sustainable practises. The trees will help prevent …

Dads Work is a community project in East Lothian working with fathers and male care givers. It provides support groups, workshops on the role of fathers and outings for fathers and their children.

The project has enabled participants to engage in activities that protect the woodland area whilst learning about the environment and sustainable practises.

The trees will help prevent the area becoming boggy, provide habitat for wildlife and reduce maintenance costs.

The guys from Dads Work East Lothian did an amazing job at Levenhall Links and planted 200 trees!  Everyone got stuck in despite the drizzle and seemed to enjoy themselves too.

"It was a fun experience, something I've never done before."

Funded by: Scottish Forestry

Outputs:

  • 5 sessions of conservation with Dads Work
  • 50m of hedging maintained at Levenhall Links
  • 5m of brash hedge created at Levenhall Links

Outcomes:

  • Extended opportunities for people to gain new skills and knowledge
  • Increased number of people from community groups who regularly access woodland areas
  • Increased participation in environmental and outdoor-based activities
  • Increased promotion of woodlands as places for health, education and enjoyment
  • Greater numbers of people feel a sense of ownership for their urban woodland resources and are encouraged to feel safe and welcome while using them
  • Mental and physical well being maximised through increased activity levels and contact with woodlands
  • Greater opportunities for social interaction through environmental activity
  • Increasing number of people regularly using woods for health, well being, learning and enjoyment.