Applications are now open for a Conservation Award, which is made biennially and recognises efforts to protect biodiversity or vernacular architecture in the North York Moors. An award of £500 is made to the winning entry, funded jointly by the North Yorkshire Moors Association and the National Park Authority.
Applications are now invited from individuals, community groups or organisations concerning projects which conserve or enhance the natural and/or built environment. Previous projects include restoration of historic buildings and biodiversity enhancement – here’s a list of winners:
- 2015: Kirby Trod restoration
- 2013: Woodside River Corridor, River Esk, Castleton
- 2011: Wildflower meadow, Robin Hood’s Bay
- 2009: Mortuary Chapel restoration, Egton
- 2007: Oak Tree planting, Oakridege, Staithes
- 2003: Ice House restoration, Wykeham
- 2001: Community woodland, Littlebek
- 2000: Faceby Village Hall
- 1999: Farm conservation, West Farm, Sleightholmedale
- 1998: Dale Head Farm, Tree planting, Westerdale
- 1997: Wildlife management, Rosedale Intake, Danby
The deadline for applications is 31st May and the award will be presented at NYMA’s AGM on Saturday June 10th. For an application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.