Launch of 2017 Park Protector Award

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Launch of 2017 Award to celebrate projects that protect and improve the National Parks of England and Wales

Projects contributing to our beautiful National Parks could receive a £2,000 boost in recognition of their work thanks to the Campaign for National Park’s Park Protector Award. The Award celebrates the work being done in National Parks across England and Wales with the winner receiving a £2,000 bursary.

Nominations are being invited until Thursday 20 July. Nominated projects must be seeking to conserve or enhance the biodiversity of an area, restore heritage sites or protect an area in a National Park.

The Arc Project winning the Park Protector Award in 2016

The Award is supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust. John Showell chair of the Trust said: “The Park Protector Award is a real highlight of the year. I’m looking forward to seeing all the fantastic projects across our important landscapes. I would urge you to apply if you know a project doing important work in the National Parks”.

Last year’s winning project was Arun and Rother Connections (ARC), which tackled issues facing a river system in the South Downs National Park, including restoring 13ha of meadows, 3km of chalk streams and 10,000m2 of wading bird habitat.

Caroline Quentin, President of Campaign for National Parks said, “The Park Protector Award is an amazing opportunity to understand and celebrate the diversity of projects and hard work going on all across our National Parks. And of course it is a chance for projects to win some much needed funding. Last year we had a fantastic and deserved winner in Arun and Rother Connections. This year I hope as many great projects apply and make my role as a judge just as difficult as last year!”

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Nominations are open until 20 July. Click here to Apply

Applications should be sent to

For media enquiries contact Andrew Hall on Tel: 0207 981 0891, or email

The  Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust is the main sponsor of the 2017 Park Protector Award.

The Park Protector program is additionally supported by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the Alpkit Foundation and the D S Smith Charitable Foundation..