2018 Park Protector Award searches for its’ next winner!

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Projects contributing to our beautiful National Parks could receive a £2,000 boost in recognition of their work thanks to the Campaign for National Parks’ Park Protector Award.

The Award, sponsored by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, celebrates the work being done to protect and improve National Parks across England and Wales with the winner receiving a £2,000 bursary and a runner up receiving £500.

Nominations are being invited until Tuesday 31 July. Nominated projects must be seeking to conserve or enhance the biodiversity or a heritage site, improve access to the Parks, or protect an area in a National Park.

Fiona Howie, chief executive of Campaign for National Parks, said: “The Park Protector Award is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate amazing projects happening across the English and Welsh National Parks. The Ramblers Holiday Charitable Trust and Campaign for National Parks urge you to submit a nomination if you know of or are involved in a project doing important work.”

A community science project in the Peak District National Park took the top prize in 2017. The project monitors wildlife in the National Park, looking at the effects of climate change and other issues. Previous winners have included Arun and Rother Connections in the South Downs and Fell Futures in the Lake District.

Community science project receiving their prize from Lord Gardiner

The Park Protector Award is supported by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust who are funded and supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. For more information please visit their website. A secondary prize is being supported by Breedon Group.

For further details: https://www.cnp.org.uk/park-protector-award

For media enquiries, Andrew Hall on Tel: 0207 981 0891, or email andrew@cnp.org.uk