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Welcome to SHARK

We are a small environmental group based on the North East Scottish coastline village of Johnshaven.  Though small we have a very active membership and are involved in several projects.  The main one is our garden waste recycling project which sees green waste from the village composted at our own compost site. We are also involved in carrying out regular beach cleaning of the shoreline in our village. This website and our Facebook page will tell you what's going on and when.  Minutes of all our meetings are available on the Downloads page.

Working at Home?

Here's something for you to do to pass the time - make a home for hedgehogs! Download the instructions here, and let us know how you get on.

The garden waste collections are still on hold, with everyone agreed not to rush into things in the light of Government advice. We'll let you know as soon as we can see an end to the present crisis and can start collections again. The original schedule is on the Composting page and we'll stick to those dates once we do start. 

On a more positive note, we asked the local Primary School children to suggest a name for our new tractor, and are pleased to report that the winning entry from Mollie mason was DUG. Congratulations to her, and hopefully we can have a naming ceremony and put it to good use soon. 

We wanted to bring something else to your attention in this time of change - advice if you are getting rid of an old mobile phone. Please read the note here.

Seems ages since the first Beach Clean on Sunday February 23rd! See the Beach Cleans page for more information. Hopefully we'll be able to have another one before too long. We've also had some successful tree planting outings - see the pictures on our Projects page. We weren't able to have our usual Keep Johnshaven Beautiful litter pick this year but we do want to encourage those of you who are going outside for much-needed exercise to pick up any litter you see. Watch this space and don't forget to keep up to date with what we're doing on Facebook. Just click on the panel on the left. 

If you've got any ideas about other projects we should be getting involved with let us know!

Photo Gallery (click images to see more)
  • Beach Cleans

    We run 3 Cleans a year to improve our shoreline and help wildlife.

  • Beautiful Johnshaven

    We do lots of clean-ups as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful.

  • Polly the Tractor

    Polly is used for compost collections and other village activities.

  • Food!

    See our stall for the Fish Festival, and NEOS Cafe in the Village Hall.

  • Social Events

    Pictures of barbecues at the compost site and other social events.

  • Beechgrove Visit

    When the BBC came to Johnshaven.

  • Composting

    How we do it - a pictorial guide.

  • Living Roof

    See how the Container at the Compost Site has been transformed!

  • Bag For Life

    Our reusable bags continue to be popular.

Johnshaven's Environmental Group.
Site last updated 13th May 2020 
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