River Avon restoration project wins UK River Prize
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that the River Avon Restoration Project, in which they are a partner, has won the 2017 UK River Prize. The festivities took place during the annual meeting of river restoration professionals in Brighton this week.
The local projects ‘whole river approach’ to restoration and management impressed the judges who had already voted it the best entry in the ‘catchment category’ of the 2017 UK River Prize, a national competition that celebrates the most innovative and successful river projects across England, Scotland and Wales.
Martijn Antheunisse, Team Leader Water Projects at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust said: “I still can’t believe it! All finalists seemed equally good, so I’m very proud of the team. This is great recognition for all the hard work we’ve done over the last five years. Not just for us, but especially for all the people and organisations we work with in this catchment.”