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Rouken Glen Park lands another prestigious national award

Project to clean up pond recognised

Pond award

A campaign to clean up the boating pond in Rouken Glen Park has been honoured at a national awards event.

The Council won the Successful Campaign Award at the Local Environmental Quality Awards event hosted by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. 

The awards celebrate the success from across the Keep Scotland Beautiful Local Environmental Quality Network in improving the cleanliness and quality of the environment.

The Council's winning 'Clean Pond Healthy Ducks' initiative was a three year project to restore the popular pond. 

As part of the campaign, Park Activities Rangers visited local schools to educate pupils about pond health, duck feeding and the implications of littering. This, alongside new signage, clean ups and weed clearing, resulted in the pond being restored to a healthy, thriving home for wildlife.  

We are delighted to have won this award from the Local Environmental Quality Network which further enhances the reputation of our fantastic park. It has already been recognised as UK's best and we will continue to make improvements to ensure it continues to be a much-loved attraction by all our residents and visitors. Donnie McManus, Parks Manager

Rouken Glen Park was named as UK's Best Park last year following a nationwide search for the country's most loved greenspace.


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