The winners of the WTT / Thames Water Conservation Awards 2017 are:
Contribution to Wild Trout Conservation: Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project, Botany Bay Community Interest Group, Duncton, Western Rother tributary, West Sussex

Medium-Scale Habitat Enhancement Scheme: Bringing Back the Bulbourne, Environment Agency, on the River Bulborne near Hemel Hempstead.

Large-Scale Habitat Enhancement Scheme: Swindale Beck and Haweswater estate Restoration Scheme, EA & RSPB, near Shap, Cumbria.

Judges’ Commendation: Mill River Nature Reserve, Shingay-cum-Wendy Wildlife Committee / South Cambs Conservation Consultants partnership near Royston, Cambridgeshire

Wild Trout Hero: Vaughan Lewis of Windrush AEC Limited, in recognition of his tremendous professional and voluntary contribution to river restoration and wild trout conservation.

Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project

Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project

Bringing Back the Bulbourne, Environment Agency

Bringing Back the Bulbourne, Environment Agency

Swindale Beck and Haweswater Estate Restoration Scheme, EA & RSPB

Swindale Beck and Haweswater Estate Restoration Scheme, EA & RSPB

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C78A2033

Mill River Nature Reserve, Shingay-cum-Wendy Wildlife Committee / South Cambs Conservation Consultants partnership

Mill River Nature Reserve, Shingay-cum-Wendy Wildlife Committee / South Cambs Conservation Consultants partnership

Vaughan Lewis of Windrush AEC

Vaughan Lewis of Windrush AEC

Swindale Beck and Haweswater Estate Restoration Scheme, EA & RSPB

Swindale Beck and Haweswater Estate Restoration Scheme, EA & RSPB

C78A2081

C78A2081

Bringing Back the Bulbourne, Environment Agency

Bringing Back the Bulbourne, Environment Agency

C78A2090

C78A2090

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C78A2108

C78A2108

Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project

Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project

Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project

Botany Bay Conservancy Restoration Project

Mill River Nature Reserve, Shingay-cum-Wendy Wildlife Committee / South Cambs Conservation Consultants partnership

Mill River Nature Reserve, Shingay-cum-Wendy Wildlife Committee / South Cambs Conservation Consultants partnership

Vaughan Lewis of Windrush AEC

Vaughan Lewis of Windrush AEC

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IMG_0087

C78A1740

C78A1740

C78A1741

C78A1741

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