Riverside Naturally is a local community group that proudly achieved charitable status in 2019. It involves people who live, work or have an interest in Riverside. It works to develop Riverside's open spaces in environmentally friendly ways.
Riverside Naturally was inspired to action when a beloved ancient Red Oak had to be felled when a fungal infection was found. The loss of it's striking presence was felt by everyone. One of the very first actions of the fledgling group was to liaise with the council to ensure a replacement tree would be planted which will be planted in the winter.
Riverside Naturally developed from the Riverside Community Orchard and continues to develop and maintain the orchard. It was formed early in 2019 after discussion of the Scottish Wildlife Trust publication Living Cities: towards ecological urbanism, -
and shares the view that natural spaces bring important health, social, environmental and economic benefits to communities – as well as a lot of fun, enjoyment and friendship. In other words, making Riverside a better place for nature also makes it a better place for people.
Membership is open to people who live, work or have an interest in Riverside and support its aims. It is free but a donation towards the costs of planting and maintenance is always welcome.
Members will receive occasional e-bulletins and can get involved with any of the projects.
Riverside Naturally is welcoming and inclusive - you don’t need any particular expertise to contribute.