Central Scotland Green Network Trust and West Lothian Council are working together to enhance East Calder Park. Extensive community consultations were held in 2015 to identify a unified vision for the park. The results of the consultations can be found on the council’s webpage: www.westlothian.gov.uk/parkinfo. From this, it can be seen that the community’s overall vision is to give some definition to the park (entrances and signage), improve variety (different activities, variety of natural habitats and visual interest) and improve connections both through the park and with the surrounding area.
Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) is working with Buglife Scotland, local schools and communities to help transform the John Muir Way into a rich habitat for pollinators.
The Planting for Pollinators along the John Muir Way project aims to help create wildflower areas along the route of the John Mur Way and within 3km either side, by encouraging local schools and communities to plant mini meadows that will help provide foraging environments for pollinating bees, hoverflies and other insects as well as homes for additional wildlife.