The Ecology Centre is a community based charity
The organisation came into being through an advisory group set up by people from the local community and residents of Craigencalt Farm. The purpose of the organisation, known then as Craigencalt Ecology Centre, was to develop and manage the Kinghorn Loch site for community use. In 2006 a decision was made to change the name of the organisation and today we are simply known as The Ecology Centre.
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With the help of the Scottish Land Fund, we were able to purchase the land at the east end of Kinghorn Loch, on which now houses our new centre and grounds. The grounds are used for our growing projects in our Community Garden, environmental education visits and outdoor volunteer days, our site will continue to be a well-managed area of biodiversity and a haven for wildlife.
Volunteers & staff
As our previous site grew, so did the need for additional volunteers and staff to help with the day to day running of the Centre. Today we have an army of volunteers who regularly attend the Centre and help with the many and varied tasks around the site. We employ 10 members of staff as well as providing apprenticeship training through the Our Bright Futures programme.
Environmental education programme
Environmental education has always been at the heart of The Ecology Centre. Demand for educational visits has grown and we now work with hundreds of school children each year helping them to understand the importance of and how to care for our environment.