Findhorn Foundation Land Purchase Ceremony

Findhorn Foundation Land Purchase Ceremony

Good to see so many brave souls out on Tuesday to formally celebrate the purchase of over thirty-three hectares of land for conservation purposes by the Findhorn Foundation from Duneland Ltd. This significant but seemingly simple task took over three years to complete mainly due to the contaminated land from the post WW2 scrapping of planes up near the wind turbines. The fire around which we gathered in a circle in the Green Burial area, the short speeches, the walk around the boundary partially in a heavy rain storm and the mulled drinks around the fires at the Hinterland shelter were fitting activities to mark this day.

As Convenor of the Findhorn Hinterland Group, your local community group involved in land conservation and education on the Findhorn Peninsula, I welcome this move especially as the Foundation is willing to let the community group manage the land in the same way that it has worked so well with Duneland Ltd over the past nine years. My hope would be that even more people from the Foundation Community would wish to join the Findhorn Hinterland Group and get out on the land to help in practical ways through the regular work parties that happen on the last Saturday of each month between 2pm and 4pm or even be willing to come on the managing committee. Contact me directly at jonathan.caddy@findhorn .cc if you want further information/an application form or better still come along to the Christmas Tree event this Saturday and see me then.

On the boundary walk a couple of people asked about land ownership and other issues to do with the dunes. I will write an article for next week to address these questions, as no doubt others will also be interested.

Warm regards,

Jonathan Caddy, Convenor, Findhorn Hinterland Group


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