Campaign for National Parks has launched its search for National Park heroes with its annual Park Protector Awards.
The awards, which are now open for nominations, recognise and reward the work underway to protect and improve National Parks in England and Wales for People, Nature and Climate.
As well as the main Park Protector Award and Volunteer of the Year, the charity has added a third New Perspectives Award to celebrate the work of those people and groups helping to amplify the voices of those less heard in National Parks.
“We want to see nominations from every National Park in England and Wales,” said Campaign for National Parks Chief Executive Dr Rose O’Neill. “The past few years have not been easy, but dedicated staff and volunteers have continued to step up to protect and improve National Parks; we feel it's really important to recognise and reward that and are delighted to do that via our Park Protector Awards.”
The categories are:
Nominations close on 19 June 2022, with a public vote for the Volunteer of the Year and other winners decided by an expert judging panel comprising Campaign for National Parks Trustee Sue Beaumont and young ambassador Jessica Davison; Chair of National Parks England Andrew McCloy and scientist, TV presenter and Trustee of the National Association of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dr Anjana Khatwa. The winners will be revealed in an awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on 11 July 2022.
To find out more, or make a nomination, please visit: www.cnp.org.uk/park-protector-award
Posted On: 20/05/2022