Park Protector Awards
Recognising exceptional projects in National Parks
Our Park Protector Awards recognise, reward and celebrate exceptional projects or individuals that have made a lasting contribution to the protection, restoration or conservation of the National Parks of England and Wales.
We are delighted to announce that in 2014 two Awards will be given, with bursaries of £2,000 and £1,000, to support and develop two initiatives. Nominations will open in early March.
If you are interested in supporting the 2014 Awards, why not consider joining the Park Protector Club?
Read about the nominations and the 2013 winning project, Woollenlines. Based in the Brecon Beacons, Woollenlines uses lines of wool to protect peat from erosion, joining local communities together in the process. Four other projects were particularly commended; Derbyshire Wildlife Trust weekend volunteers, ‘Hay Time’ meadows conservation in the Yorkshire Dales, the Traditional Estates Craft Apprenticeship project on the North York Moors, and the John Muir Award in Cumbria.
The 2011 Award-winner was Northumberland National Park’s outstanding project, Traditional Boundaries, Traditional Skills. The project stood out because it skilfully combined conservation with job creation, restoring the fragile landscape and creating a legacy of employable traditional skills in the rural north east. The five year project was a tremendous success, with 80% of trainees now in employment. The Award bursary is being used to extend the project so that more young people can benefit through work placements.
It is fantastic to get this award and reinforces our commitment to continuing to look for opportunities to support rural communities and the local economy in and around Northumberland National Park.
Derek Proudlock, Northumberland National Park.
Our corporate supporters
HF Holidays operates in all of the National Parks in England and Wales. It is committed to responsible tourism and was the inaugural sponsor of the Park Protector Award.
The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust (RHCT) is a registered charity supported and funded by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. It sponsors projects promoting walking, protecting footpaths and encouraging a greater awareness of the natural environment for the benefit and enjoyment of all who want to explore the Great Outdoors.
Park Protector Club