Living Landscapes Awards

Friday 13th January 2017

Living Landscapes and Living Seas awards are our annual awards that publicly recognise organisations, individuals, businesses and groups in Essex who are helping to deliver Living Landscapes and Living Seas - national initiatives, led by The Wildlife Trusts.

Awards are presented to organisations, groups, businesses and individuals who have demonstrated that they are supporting Living Landscapes / Living Seas through the delivery of projects which are: “Good for Wildlife - Good for People and the Community - Good for the Local Economy.”

Here is a list of our 2016 award-winners, who received their awards from Andrew Impey, Essex Wildlife Trust CEO, at our Annual Members’ Day at the Naze; many congratulations to all involved:

  • Jedda Perry – practical conservation management within the Chelmer Living Landscape
  • John Smart – dedicated volunteering within the Ramsden Heath Living Landscape
  • Essex Grazing Project, Mill Meadows Society and Basildon Council – Red Poll cattle grazing Mill Meadows Local Nature Reserve, to preserve important grassland
  • Stuart Anderson – Chelmsford Local Group planning representative
  • David Wilkin – initiating and monitoring of Barn Owl Conservation Project (a different
  • project to Essex Wildlife Trust’s ‘Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project’)
  • Sutton’s Manor Hospital – ‘The Only Hedge in Essex’ project
  • Maestro Tree Services & Eastern Counties Pest Control – supporting the Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project through promotion and nest box installation
  • Eight Ash Green Parish Council – Managing and restoring Fordham Heath through community-led practical conservation and educational activities
  • Orchards Holiday Village – ‘Nature Rockz’ initiative, which includes educational activities and practical conservation management
  • Epping Forest District Council Countrycare & Sheering Parish Council – Sheering Copse woodland restoration
  • Danbury Ridge Volunteer Wardens – Essex Wildlife Trust and volunteers working in the heart of a Living Landscape
  • John Little – Promoting wildlife and biodiversity through wildlife gardening, landscaping and architectural methods
  • Essex River Wardens – An incredible achievement, with more than 170 river wardens, monitoring local sections of river

If you are interested in learning more about the awards or applying for a 2017 award, please see Living Landscapes / Seas Awards