UK River Prize

"Celebrating best practice in river restoration and catchment management"


In 2014 the Inaugural England River Prize was awarded at the River Restoration Centre's (RRC's) Annual Network Conference. After the success of 2014, the prize was expanded to include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, under the new name of the UK River Prize.

Each year the winner receives the Nigel Holmes Trophy (right). Named after a friend and colleague who did so much for restoration, the award looks to inspire and celebrate innovation and best practice in river restoration and catchment management.


2018 UK River Prize

The 4th running of the prestigious UK River Prize will aim to attract another great selection of best practice river restoration and catchment management projects from across the UK. The very best projects will be invited to the UK River Prize Awards Dinner in Nottingham on the 24th April, where the winner will be awarded the Nigel Holmes Trophy.

Applications are now open! Find out more


Previous Winners and Runners up
UK River Prize 2017 UK River Prize 2016
River Avon Restoration Project Rivers Eden, Derwent and Kent
UK River Prize 2015 England River Prize 2014
River Tweed River Wensum
You can find out about all of the Winners and Runners Up here >>

2018 River Champions

Following on from the success of the 2017 River Champions, RRC are once again seeking to recognise the hard work and effort of individuals dedicating their time outside of their day-to-day roles to help improve local rivers for wildlife and people.

Do you know someone who volunteers their time to help develop and improve their local environment?
Click here to find out more about the benefits of this recognition.

**Click here to nominate a River Champion!**