WAR TO WILDLIFE

Countryside Champion of The Year 2018 - 2nd Place

Wiltshire Life Awards.........

 

Friday 23rd March, at the Steam Museum in Swindon, I received further recognition for my Blakehill Farm research by coming 2nd place in the shortlist for ‘Wiltshire Life Countryside Champion Of the Year.’

 

My award comes second only to David Waters extraordinary accomplishment in re-establishing the Great Bustard to the UK.

 

Winning awards for undertaking something I am passionate about has always been the last thing on my mind. 10 years ago, after years of study, I set up the War To Wildlife Project to simply tell the story of a forgotten Wiltshire airbase.

Considering I don’t even own a pair of wellies, being considered a countryside champion comes as quite a surprise! I would like to thank everyone who has expressed their interest in RAF Blakehill Farm, as I continue to celebrate the memory of this small part of Wiltshire’s wartime heritage with the continued support and encouragement of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

 

There is much more work to do - I may even treat myself to some wellies now…... 😉

WAR TO WILDLIFE

WWT Leadership Project award 2017

Very humbled to receive such an important award......

In September 2017, Georgina and I were awarded Volunteer Leaders of the Year from the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for our continuing work at RAF Blakehill.

 

Overall the trust had 33 nominations across 5 categories and the final selection was made by Joanna Bayley from the Geography Department at the University of Exeter, who was the independent adjudicator.

Winning awards was the last thing we had in mind when the War To Wildlife project started, and we are both very grateful for the recognition.