Glasgow gets wetter and greener with Govan Wetland Project

In the past Govan was the centre of Clydeside shipbuilding industry but today with the help of Blue Green Glasgow CIC, a community interest company which is involved with restoring the areas post-industrial landscape. By building wetland, or blue-green ecosystems to help with climate adaptation it aims to engage with the local community and creating sustainable jobs.

The organisation’s Govan Wetland Project site in the heart of Glasgow, right across the river from COP26, and makes up a 5-acre wetland restoration site where coastal wetland ecosystems are being built to capture carbon, rehabilitate soils, and support wildlife. The site also features regenerative farming practices. They are on a mission to increase the size of urban wetlands in Glasgow, and the reason is simple they absorb over 30 times more carbon than the rainforest, and can help protect our coasts from rising sea-levels as well as being home to an variety of plant and animal life.

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John Devlin 15/03/2022 . GLASGOW. Govan. Govan Graving Docks. A new sign saying Blue Green Glasgow can be seen in Govan Graving Docks. The sign has been catching the eye of passing Glaswegians who have confessed of being confused by it's meaning. Glasgow's 2 famous clubs Celtic (green) and Rangers (blue) wear these colours. The sign is actually for the BLUE GREEN GLASGOW PROJECT Blue Green Glasgow CIC is a community interest company restoring post-industrial land in Glasgow by building wetland, or blue-green, ecosystems for climate adaptation, engaging communities, and the creation of sustainable jobs. The organisation is affiliated with the Blue Green Carbon programme, a platform for environmental restoration through carbon offset activities. The organisation’s Govan Wetland Project sits in the heart of Glasgow, right across the river from COP26, and makes up a 5-acre wetland restoration site where coastal wetland ecosystems are being built to capture carbon, rehabilitate soils, and support wildlife. The site also features regenerative farming practices that put nature at the heart of food production.