Wildlife Trust welcomes company’s backing for efforts to reward local action
The awards, now in their 10th year, aim to recognise local efforts to protect and promote wildlife and wildlife habitats and thanks to the company’s continued support the Wildlife Trust will operate the awards the length and breadth of Nottinghamshire. Nominations will be sought in all districts and boroughs with the support of the charity’s network of voluntary Local Members’ Groups.
Previous winners have included team members at Creswell Crags and Holme Pierrepont Country Park and nominations and applications are now being sought for individuals, groups, schools and businesses which are making an effort in the local community to protect or promote wildlife.
Speaking about the company’s support, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications Erin McDaid said,
We have long worked with EDF, supporting efforts to improve habitats on their Cottam and West Burton sites, the delivery of education programmes and the promotion of local action. As we face up to enormous environmental challenges, the importance of local action can sometimes be undervalued but Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is clear that action taken locally on our doorstep is vital.Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Steve Walker, Training Lead for EDF added,
We care about our local community. We are proud to work in partnership with the Wildlife Trust and fully support the excellent work they do. We take an active interest in the local wildlife action that is taking place in our neighbouring towns and villages.EDF
New Chairman's Awards
In addition to awards being presenting in each Local Authority area for Individuals, Groups and Businesses; two new ‘Chairman's Awards’ - one for an Individual and one for a Group, School or Business have been introduced.
These are to be presented to people or projects the Wildlife Trust believes have made a real contribution to supporting nature's recovery.
Erin explained: “For too many years the focus of conservation effort has been on hanging on to remaining areas of habitat but in the face of wildlife and climate emergencies this needs to shift towards expanding and connecting habitats to put nature into recovery.”