The Leven Legacy Project
Project Category: Registered charity
This is a multi-dimensional project which aims to achieve a lasting and meaningful legacy for the communities of Dumbarton and Alexandria, which are located within the geographical area known as the Vale of Leven. The golden thread which links all of these sub-projects together is the River Leven which runs approximately 7.5 miles from Loch Lomond at Balloch into the Clyde at Dumbarton.
The Leven Legacy project aims to reverse decades, if not generations, of neglect by improving the water quality and in-stream habitat of the 5 identified feeder streams that enter the Leven and the 2 that flow through Dumbarton, thus enhancing fish stocks and improving the local environment. Opening up neglected and derelict land to the community, by completely regenerating a neglected and disused path on the east bank of the Leven so encouraging walking, off road cycling and angler access. We will also initiate a bespoke green learning, schools project, which will extend into a summer holiday initiative.
Ballagan burn wildlife re-tree-t update!
We visited the Ballagan burn to inspect the trees that were planted along the burn back ..
Creating a wildlife re-tree-t (who doesn’t like a tree pun?)
The Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust tree-o have been busy this month planting trees along th..
Acorn to Oak
To celebrate National Tree Week we would like to share our Acorn to Oak project we hav..
Atlantic salmon mural
We are pleased to announce that our International Year of the Salmon mural was complet..
Wild Trails Haircut
The trend of getting a “lockdown haircut” was not just for our team members but also our..
The Trust is now a member of the local “Outdoor and Woodland Learning” group and we were..
Wild Trails: Path Clearing & Litter Pick
Re-establishing access along the east bank of the River Leven as part of our “Wild Trail..
Connected Conservation Part 2!
Our “Connected Conservation Project” has now been delivered to two local secondary schoo..
Electrofishing & Invertebrate Day
Our ambition at the Trust is to understand more about the wider Loch Lomond catchment. A..
Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust School of Fishing and Conservation – 2
The second day put the young anglers to the test by getting a hands on experience of fis..
The River Leven has a number of paths and trails running along its length. In fact near ..
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